As the national media learns of Scherff's dominance, his teammates have known that for a while.
"He's just an animal," said SB-L native Cole Croston. "He's relentless."
"He's a freak...a monster," added running back Leshun Daniels. "I've never seen anybody do the things that he does on the field."
While he would have likely been a first round pick in last year's NFL draft, Scherff decided to pass on the league for a season and return for his senior year.
"There was no doubt, this was my decision," said Scherff, "and I'm happy."
While Scherff is focused on the task at hand and winning a Big Ten Championship this fall, his head coach is looking big picture, at the legacy his big tackle will leave in Iowa City.
"He's already awfully good," said Kirk Ferentz. "He's got a chance to be one of the best players I think to ever play here."
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