Lomax Picks Iowa

Jordan Lomax confirmed on Monday what many onlookers suspected for the last few days - He's going to Iowa. The Maryland cornerback discussed his decision with Hawkeye Insider.

Jordan Lomax chose Iowa on Monday. With it, he switched from recruit to recruiter.

Lomax attends Dematha Catholic in Maryland. Two of his classmates, Cyrus Kouandjio and Darian Cooper, also are considering Iowa among their finalists.

"I'm getting that question a lot today," Lomax said with a chuckle. "I'm trying my best. I know they're making their decisions on Wednesday and it would be great to have them both out there with me."

Lomax visited Iowa last week, right after Cooper and Kouandjio were in town. The defensive back committed to Virginia in April but his trip to Iowa City changed his mind.

"I was just completely impressed," the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Lomax said. "The players and the coaches were great and the fans were awesome. I just saw it as too much of a benefit for me academically and on the football field to pass it up."

Lomax reports that he carries a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the honor roll at Dematha. He plans to study law or physiology at Iowa.

"They're in the Top 10 nationally in the two majors I'm looking at," Lomax said. "I'm hoping to help on the football field and also in contributing to the team GPA and graduation rate.

"As far as football, Iowa is always in the BCS chase. They win and it's like a family. It reminds me of Dematha."

Lomax ranks as a three-star recruit according to Scout.com. The service tabs him as the 105th best safety prospect in the country.

Iowa is bringing Lomax in as a cornerback.

"I can play either, really," Lomax said. "It doesn't matter to me."

Lomax said he plays quick and fast.

"I try to think as little as possible and just react," Lomax said. "I like to play with the other player's mind. I'm aggressive."

Dematha product Marcus Coker earned MVP honors at December's Insight Bowl during Iowa's win against Missouri. He hosted Lomax on his visit.

"He told me a lot about the school and how they like to work hard out there," Lomax said. "That fits me really well. Like I said, Dematha and Iowa football go hand in hand."

Iowa also landed (Nico) Nicholas Law from Maryland in this 2011 Class.

"I've known him since the eighth grade," Lomax said. "He was pretty happy."

The Hawkeyes also hope to hear good news from another Maryland prospect on Tuesday. (A.J.) Jeremiah Hendy from Bowie High will announce his decision at his school's basketball game.

"Iowa is a big name down here," Lomax said. "I think we're opening up a pipeline from Maryland to there."


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