IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa is looking to close recruiting season with a flourish. Signing day is 12 days away and the Hawkeyes could hand out as many as eight more scholarships.
With two big recruiting weekends before the 2017 commits sign, here is a snapshot of the class.
Iowa 2017 class snapshot
The Hawkeyes will look to add 20-22 players. Iowa got off to a strong start with 17 commitments before June ended. The Hawkeyes currently have 14 commitments.
Where it ranks?
Iowa is ranked No. 46 by Scout, No. 50 by 247Sports and No. 52 by Rivals. The Hawkeyes were sitting in the top 25 before a series of de-commitments during the season.
The class is led by 5-star defensive end A.J. Epenesa, who stood out at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and 4-star offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs.
Who are Iowa’s top commitments?
- 5-star DE A.J. Epenesa
- 4-star OL Tristan Wirfs
- 3-star DB Djimon Colbert
- 3-star OL Mark Kallenberger
- 3-star QB Peyton Mansell
Who committed to Iowa this week?
The last commitment for the Hawkeyes came in December when wide receiver Max Cooper picked Iowa. The Hawkeyes do have a group of recruits visiting this weekend, including wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette, linebacker Nate Wieland, tight end Kurt Rafdal and defensive end Jack Kallenberger, a potential preferred walk-on.
Who de-committed from Iowa this week?
The last de-commitment for the Hawkeyes occurred during the season. Running back Eno Benjamin, defensive back Chevin Calloway and wide receivers Beau Corrales and Gavin Holmes each de-committed in October and November. Defensive tackle Juan Harris de-committed in June.
Who are Iowa’s top remaining targets?
- 4-star WR Oliver Martin
- 3-star LB Thomas Johnston
- 3-star TE Kurt Rafdal
- 3-star RB John Lovett
- 3-star WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette
Breakdown by position
Geography of Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class
Iowa (5): TE Jacob Coons, DE Levi Duwa, OL Mark Kallenberger, DE Coy Kirkpatrick, OL Tristan Wirfs
Illinois (3): DE A.J. Epenesa, RB Ivory Kelly-Martin, DB Camron Harrell
Texas (2): DB Matt Hankins, QB Peyton Mansell
Florida (1): DB Joshua Turner
Mississippi (1): WR Brandon Smith
Kansas (1): DB Djimon Colbert
Wisconsin (1): WR Max Cooper