Hawks Land Legacy Commit

April 7, 2011

Written by Jon Miller

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Myron Keppy lettered for the Iowa football team back in the mid 1980’s and I remember watching him play high school football against my West Branch Bears and Marv Cook when he was at Durant.

Now, more than 20 years later, Myron’s son Mitchell has given a verbal commitment to the Iowa football program, becoming the first commitment for Iowa’s Class of 2012.

From the linked article: “Last fall, Keppy was a first-team All-Big Rivers Conference selection for the third consecutive year at defensive tackle, registering 92 tackles and two sacks. He was second-team all-conference as an offensive tackle. Keppy is also a two-time Class 1A state runner-up wrestler.”

Keppy isn’t necessarily a household name and neither Rivals.com nor Scout.com had conducted an interview with him yet, but then it is just April 7th of his junior season.

Keppy is a Hawkeye legacy who is 6-5, 280-pounds and a player that doesn’t have a lot of ‘bad weight’ on him from the looks of some youtube videos, one you will see below here in a bit. His high school coach said Keppy is slated for the offensive line.

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He lives in Port Byron, IL and has finished as the runner up at the Illinois state meet the past two years.

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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz was an assistant to Hayden Fry in the 1980’s when Mitchell’s dad Myron played for the Hawks. In fact, it was getting late in Ferentz’s first Iowa stint.

Take a look at this video; Keppy records a pin in just five seconds

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