Wagner makes his pick

For Ahmad Wagner there was no reason to wait, the three-star forward is headed to Iowa.

Playing with All-Ohio Red this spring and summer, Ahmad Wagner showed off his versatility and athleticism at the forward position. The Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne product racked up scholarship offers and on Sunday afternoon he decided on a college.

"Ahmad just committed to Iowa," said Wayne High School coach Travis Trice.

At roughly 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, the greatest strength that Wagner has is his versatility. He rebounds well enough and is strong enough to play at the power forward spot and then is athletic enough and skilled enough to spend time on the wing as well.

That skill set attracted offers from Minnesota, Iowa, Texas Tech, Bucknell, Kent State, Toledo, and a host of others, but at the end of the day it was the Hawkeyes that stood out with how they recruited him.

"The job that Coach (Fran) McCaffery and Coach (Sherman) Dillard did was outstanding," said Trice of why Wagner committed. "Iowa loses over 2,000 points and 1,500 rebounds with players who will be graduating so there is an opportunity for Ahmad to come in right away and get playing time, and also he is the right fit for their system and it was clear Iowa really wanted him."

Trice continued, "His family and I have been talking about this for a while and he set a visit for September 5, but they called me today and asked what I thought if he committed today. We talked about it and decided it would be the right thing so he called Coach McCaffery told him the good news."

This is the third commitment for Iowa in the 2015 class. Wagner joins wings Andrew Fleming and Brandon Hutton in the commitment column for the Hawkeyes.

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