After visiting Iowa recently and landing an offer from the Hawkeyes, Birmingham Groves' Cedric Boswell committed on Monday, becoming the school's third verbal commitment of the day and 20th overall in the 2016 class.
"I really loved the camps and just about everything there," he said.
Boswell rushed for over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, but will project to defense in college. The last time the Hawkeyes took a prolific Michigan running back and defensive back, that player, Desmond King, became an All-American.
Hence, Boswell is open to the move.
"They are recruiting me as a cornerback. I feel very confident playing cornerback in college if just have to get better at the things that I mess up at."
Boswell, the son of a professional heavyweight boxer, was timed at 4.34 at Michigan State's camp earlier in the month and set a new school record in the 100-meter dash, clocking a 10.72, good enough to make him state runner-up.