To no surprise if you've been paying attention to Hawkeye Insider or Scout, four-star safety Djimon Colbert of the Kansas City area has committed to Iowa. The Hawkeyes now have landed two four-star prospects and a five-star prospect before the beginning of spring football. For those wondering when Iowa's Rose Bowl season would pay off on the recruiting trail, you now have your answer.
The Hawkeyes are likely not done, either. A handful of other prospects with strong interest in Iowa were also in town and a few other prized recruits will be on campus in the coming weeks.
In the case of Colbert, he had been leaning to Iowa for a few months. The Hawkeyes were the first school to offer him, when he was still at Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Missouri. During his freshman year at that school, he was teammates with a senior at that time, Aaron Mends. That's where the connections are. He's also visited the Hawkeyes numerous times already.
Iowa had a fantastic relationship with Colbert for almost a year now and a strong relationship with the coaches at his old high school. His new school is Bishop Meige in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. It is in the Kansas City metro as well. The Hawkeye staff made sure to build a strong bond and relationship with Colbert's new coaches as well. They pursued him hard from the jump and it has paid off.
Now his commitment could pay off. It is possible that Colbert's new teammate, wide receiver Jafar Armstrong, could haul in an offer from the Hawkeyes. If he does, Iowa would already have built-in advantages.
For more information on today's elite junior day event that Iowa is holding and where they stand with many of the other prospects on campus, follow along HERE.