IOWA CITY, Iowa — Wisconsin punter Ryan Gersonde verbally committed to Iowa on Tuesday night.
— Ryan Gersonde (@ryan_gersonde) January 31, 2017
He will sign on Wednesday with the rest of the 2017 class. Here are five things to know about Gersonde.
1. He is a 5-star punter by Kohls’ Professional Camps. He ranked No. 9 nationally at his position.
2. Gersonde is left-footed. Most punters are right-footed. He is also from Australia.
3. Here is his profile from Kohls: “He has all the tools to be one of the very best punters in high school. Gersonde flashes a powerful leg hitting multiple punts over 50 yards, including a massive 68-yard punt in July of 2015. He graded out at the 5-star level since July of 2015. He is a lefty punter who has a D1 frame and can hit a D1 punt. Gersonde is a punter worth looking at because of his upside and potential. He has some rare qualities that should make him attractive to college coaches.”
4. Gersonde is the fifth player to pledge to the Hawkeyes since Monday. He joins 3-star cornerback Trey Creamer, 3-star running back Kyshaun Bryan, 3-star safety Geno Stone and 2-star linebacker Nate Wieland.
5. He is the second specialist Iowa will be bringing in next fall. Marshall Coluzzi, the younger brother of former punter Ron Coluzzi, is walking on as a long snapper.