Scouts: Ekakitie brings versatility to Iowa 

December, 8, 2011
The Hawkeyes added lucky No. 13 to their 2012 class with a verbal from Faith Ekakitie (Lake Forest, Ill.). The four-star defender could offer some versatility in how he is used along Iowa’s defensive front though we feel he could likely settle in as “three-technique” in their 4-3 defense.

However deployed he is a prospect with good size and quickness off the ball. He needs to clean up his technique, but when he stays low and brings his hands he is a powerful kid who can be tough to block and try and move off the ball. With further development he could be a productive interior pass rusher.