Iowa WR coach comments on progress for freshmen Arland Bruce IV, Keagan Johnson


Scott schultz | 7 hours ago

For Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, the first two games of the 2021 season have gone pretty well. The No.5 Hawkeyes are coming off strong handling of their rival in Iowa State during last weekend’s Cy-Hawk Classic, which followed their dominant season opener performance on the ‘Indiana.

But Ferentz has not yet played all the cards in his hand.

According to Iowa wide receiver coach Kelton Copeland, true first-year spreaders Arland Bruce IV and Keagan Johnson look good in training and will likely see more action as the season progresses – the duo have seen the field on a total of 21 shots so far.

Johnson has entered the preseason with a lot of buzz, and it’s only a matter of time before his impact hits the pitch. He brings a huge skill set to the position and is the highest rated wide catcher for the next decade to come in Iowa.

A regular at top football, Johnson’s father Chester played for Nebraska in the 1990s and was on the 1994 and 1995 national championship teams. His older brother Cade was an All-American in South Dakota. and signed with the Seattle Seahawks after being undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. His older brother also played in Wyoming.

Iowa hosts Kent State on Saturday, September 18, with a kick-off scheduled at 2:30 p.m.

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