Don’t look now, but Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz has developed quite the Texas pipeline.
On Monday, Iowa landed its fifth recruit of the Class of 2017 from the Lone Star state. It’s most recent pledge is none other than Chevin Calloway, a four-star defensive back at Bishop Dunne in Dallas. He’s the Hawkeyes’ second-highest rated recruit n the class, and marks the 15th overall prospect to commit their future to the Hawkeyes. As noted by the Dallas Morning-News, four of the five Iowa-bound Texans come from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Calloway announced his decision on Twitter, committing to the Hawkeyes just three days after returning from an unofficial visit to Texas, one of his other primary suitors. Encouraged by the likes of Wylie East star running back Eno Benjamin, Calloway eventually decided he had a brighter and more clear future in Iowa City than near home in Austin, despite the two unofficial visits he took to Austin compared to the lone trip he made to Iowa City.
Of course, there’s still plenty of time for Calloway to reconsider, particularly with Texas so much closer to home. Still, with the way Ferentz has recruited the Lone Star state for his forthcoming class, there’s absolutely no reason to doubt that Calloway will stick with his decision to become a Hawkeye, either.