The Iowa Hawkeyes have reeled in their 24th commit of the class in defensive back K.J. Sails of Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay as he gave his verbal pledge to Kirk Ferentz and the coaching staff moments ago.
Sails is a three-star recruit and runs a 4.5 forty yard dash time. He is a two-way player that can also be a wideout but he'll most likely begin his career in Iowa City as a safety and possibly a cornerback. He's listed at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds.
The sunshine state native is one of the top players in the country and has been soaring up the rankings over the past calendar year. It is not out of the question that he could continue to be bumped up the rankings as he continues to impress everyone that sees his performance on the field.
Sails committed to Iowa over other offers such as Wisconsin, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Temple, Utah, Virginia, and Wake Forest. Safe to say, a lot of programs wanted to bring his talents to their campus.
The East Bay product has already taken his official visits to Iowa, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. It was believed that the Hawkeyes lead for his services all along so it is not a shocking chain of events. He loved his time in Iowa City and the Hawkeye staff also had the support from his family and high school coaching staff.
Florida State has continued to recruit him and he's been there numerous times so the only thing to monitor about his commitment status moving forward would be a possible offer from the Seminoles. At this time, that has not come, and if it doesn't there will be no concerns or worry about Sails elevating this class to even loftier heights.