UNI Football 2019 Recruits & Schedule

UNI Football 2019 Recruits & Schedule

Eric: We are in the final
month of the college basketball season and warm
weather is on the way. Spring Football drills
will be kicking off next month on the UNI campus
and there is a lot to be excited about with the
2019 schedule and a nationally ranked class
of student athletes that recently committed to
play for the Panthers. Here is Brad Wells with an
update on the UNI Football program. BRAD: The UNI football
team signed more than 30 athletes from the high
school and junior college ranks to add depth and
talent to a football team that won a playoff game
each of the last 2 seasons. Eli Dunne, a three starter
at quarterback has graduated, and the
Panthers add two to their QB room. Martens is a lefty that is
rated the top QB among all FCS recruits by Hero
Sports and Fomby will challenge as well
ranking in top 3. Both QB’s held Power
5 scholarship offers. Wide receiver Logan Wolf
from Cedar Falls was listed as the number 7
recruit in Iowa the 2019 class. He joins 3 other Iowan in
the receiver and tight ends group that brings
fantastic size to the passing game. After graduating Waukon’s
Marcus Weymiller after an All-American career, five
running backs from eastern Iowa will land at UNI
including Iowa’s Class 1A player of the year from
Hudson, and backs from Iowa City, Waterloo,
Cedar Falls, and Decorah. On the offensive line,
Rock Island’s Kobe Rios is among the top 200 ranked
recruits and will look to prove himself along with
5 others, in an offensive line group that is
traditionally one of the best in all of FCS and
graduated 3 starters and brings back some
experienced players. Great size comes in on the
O-line with Penning the largest at 6-6, 325. Replacing linebackers
Duncan Ferch, Blake Thomas, and Kendrick
Suntken and defensive lineman Bryce Douglas and
Rickey Neal will be no easy task. Joining the Panther
returners will be Cameron Baker from Council Bluffs,
who was ranked the 20 best signee in all of FCS
and had Power 5 school options. Baker is one of 6
defensive players from Iowa added to the
linebacker and defensive line position. The defensive secondary
lost AJ Allen to graduation but add talent
to the often tested part of the defense. Defensive back Omar
Brown comes to UNI from Minneapolis as a top 150
recruit on Hero Sports list. Edwin Dearman’s nickname
is The Missile, while Micah Mayberry comes from
Butler Community College after playing high school
ball at Blue Springs South High School with senior to
be tight end Briley Moore. The Panther football team
also announced their 12 game schedule for 2019
including 6 games at home in the UNI-Dome, two in
September, two in October, and two in November. UNI will open the season
in Ames against Iowa State ahead of two home games
vs Big Sky Conference opponents starting with
the home opener against Southern Utah. After a bye week September
14th, UNI has a home followed by a road game
in the first half of the season as Missouri Valley
Football Conference play begins with Youngstown
State and North Dakota State. Back to back road games
face the Panthers just once, coming at the end
of October and early November. The Panthers host Indiana
State and Western Illinois with two of the final
three games at home in the dome. Season tickets renewals
are available through UNI Panthers dot com
slash tickets. ERIC: Coming up on this
edition of Panther Sports Talk we bring you a story
on a senior women’s basketball player, feature
a freshman who is leading the Panthers in multiple
statistical categories this season, and we look
at the upcoming schedule for the men’s
basketball program. This is Panther
Sports Talk! Stay tuned for more
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