Fahey signs football abilities on with University of Iowa ...

Waukon High School senior Asher Fahey signed a National Letter of Intent during NCAA Division I football’s regular signing day Wednesday, February 5 to join the University of Iowa football program as a preferred walk-on player, meaning he has secured a spot on the team but is not yet considered a scholarship player. “They were the main school that recruited me and their facilities are top of the line,” Fahey said of his decision to take his football talents to the University of Iowa. “Their coaches have been really great to work with, and they will push you to be your best; their practices that I’ve been down there to watch were really intense.”

Fahey said the Iowa coaches have been recruiting him as an offensive lineman with his options open at this point as to position specifics on that line. “That’s one of the biggest things Iowa football is known for, their offensive line,” Fahey said. “It’s an honor to be recruited to be a part of that.”

Fahey said he plans to pursue a major in Business and Marketing while playing football for the Hawkeyes, but acknowledged that academic aspect didn’t really influence his decision much. “I’ve always been a Hawkeye fan, and I’m excited to get to be a part of a program I’ve grown up watching,” Fahey shared. He said the University of Northern Iowa had also expressed some recent interest but admitted he won’t be changing his mind. He is scheduled to report to the University of Iowa campus in June, and until then he says he will be working on a general weight lifting program given to him by the Hawkeyes and trying to put on some weight per their request.

Pictured above at the signing day event are: Left to right - Front row: Brandon, Asher and Katie Fahey; Back row: Waukon football assistant coach Ted Snitker, head coach Chad Beermann and assistant coach Jed Hemann.

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