June 20, 2024

Iowa has added a Big Ten transfer to its wide receiver room.

News: Iowa has added more depth to the wide receiver room.

Jacob Gill - Northwestern Wildcats Wide Receiver - ESPN

On Tuesday, Northwestern transfer wide receiver Jacob Gill announced via Instagram that he would transfer from Northwestern to Iowa. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Gill joins new Iowa quarterback Brendan Sullivan as part of the former Northwestern Wildcats who are transferring to play college football in Iowa City.

Gill has 17 catches for 195 yards and two touchdowns during his three-year career in Evanston.

Gill was a member of the 2021 recruiting class for Northwestern. He also was a track standout in high school at Cardinal Gibbons in Raleigh, North CarolinaLouisville, NC State, and Wake Forest were also on his offer list.

Gill is listed at 6-foot, 190-pounds. Per Pro Football Focus, Gill has 17 receptions on 33 targets over the last three seasons. His longest reception of his collegiate career was 47 yards in 2022, while nine of his 17 receptions were for first downs.

The Impact: Gill gives Iowa another playmaker on the perimeter at wide receiver. Gill will work in the slot for Iowa and while that is where the Hawkeyes have the most talent in the wide receiver room, it’s always good to add more pieces to the fold, and continue to build that room. Iowa has been lacking top-end talent at the wide receiver position over the last couple of years and bringing Gill on-board would be a strong pairing with Kaleb Brown and Seth Anderson as well as Kaden Wetjen. Gill fits the mold of what types of receivers Iowa offensive coordinator Tim Lester has had success with in the past. It’ll be interesting to see what role he can have in Iowa City the next two seasons.

 

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