Iowa Football special teams received a boost on Monday. Class of 2022 North Augusta (SC) High kicker Drew Stevens announced he was accepting a preferred walk-on opportunity from the Hawkeyes.
It's Great to be a Hawkeye! Go Hawks!!!! pic.twitter.com/42iKQsIKCK— Drew Stevens (@DrewTS7) June 28, 2021
Kohl's Kicking and Chris Sailer Kicking ranks Stevens as a five-star prospect. The former sees him as the No. 25 kicker nationally in the class, while the latter puts him at No. 33.
Here's what Kohl's had to say about him:
Stevens recently attended the 2021 UC Challenge and a Spring Showcase. He scored an impressive score of 109 on KO's at the Showcase Event. In July of 2020 Stevens had a KO score of 97.98. His leg has gotten noticeably stronger since last summer. He has made a nice jump athletically and was able to score 13 points on his field goals in May of 2021. Stevens has good natural talent and with continued refinement, he will be ready to compete at the next level!
Here's his review from Sailer:
Drew is an excellent high school kicking prospect. He is a good looking athlete with a strong leg. Drew does a fantastic job on field goal. He hits a clean ball off the ground and has 55+ yard range. Drew is a smooth and accurate kicker. His kickoffs are strong, college ready. Drew drives the ball 65+ yards with 3.85+ hang time. A competitor that does well under pressure. I really like his upside. With continued hard work, he is going to be a special college athlete. Look for Drew to dominate at Vegas XXXVIII in May and challenge for a TOP 12 Spot. He is a fine young man that is always a pleasure to work with. Fine prospect.
Here's a look at Stevens' highlights: