The Iowa Hawkeyes have long been in search of filling the point guard void in their 2016 recruiting class. There were a handful of top options such as Xavier Simpson, Charlie Moore, and Cassius Winston, but Fran McCaffery and company have stayed in-state for their future floor general.
Marion (Iowa) point guard Jordan Bohannon has issued his commitment to the Iowa hoops program. He's a 6-foot-1, 170 pound guard for Linn-Mar High School. He had an offer from DePaul as well, and took to twitter to announce his college plans earlier this morning.
"I am extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have committed to play basketball at the University of Iowa," Bohannon tweeted.
The Hawkeyes had been rumored to be in the hunt for solid prospects Xavier Simpson and Charlie Moore as well. Though, in the last few weeks, it appeared that Simpson was leaning towards Illinois or Iowa State, while Moore still had yet to set up an official visit to Iowa City. With the chances of landing either diminishing, Fran McCaffery and Iowa resorted to a sure thing from their own backyard, and got the point guard they needed in the class. He may not have been as coveted but they do not come out of it empty handed.
Bohannon joins fellow Iowans, power forwards Cordell Pemsl Ryan Kriener, becoming the third commit of the Hawkeyes' 2016 basketball recruiting class. They may still add another, as they are believed to be amongst the top suitors for top 100 player Tyler Cook, a power forward from Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis.