Class of 2025 wide receiver Ryan Donnelly was among the visitors at Iowa’s junior day this past weekend. For the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Illinois native, it was a good opportunity to learn more about the Hawkeye football program and the people inside it.
“The junior day started with a meet and greet with the coaches along with a wide variety of food options,” Donnelly told HawkeyeReport.com. “We then toured impressive facilities such as the weight room and field house. I got to learn about the program’s beliefs and the importance that academics have at Iowa.”
“We also got to hear from some current player, which gave us great insight into the life of Hawkeye football player,” said Donnelly. “The visit then concluded with a meeting with our position coaches.”
For Iowa, it was Jon Budmayr leading the wide receiver meetings with new offensive coordinator Tim Lester also on hand for the junior day.
“I got to meet Coach Budmayr and his knowledge of the game was very insightful,” Donnelly said. “He was great and I loved talking to him.”
Donnelly was also able to sit down with lead recruiter Seth Wallace, who wants to get the Class of 2025 prospect back on campus during spring practice this year.
“Throughout the day, I spent the most time with Coach Wallace, who invited me,” said Donnelly. “His message to me was to keep working hard and to make sure I get back out for a spring practice. I loved the facilities and staff, and I can’t wait to be back in the spring.”
A Class of 2025 prospect, Donnelly has early interest from Iowa, Wyoming, Bowling Green, Toledo, Princeton, Brown, and South Dakota State, among others.