Levi Duwa has made it official and committed to Iowa. He's the 10th verbal pledge for the Hawkeyes' 2017 class. The Wellman (Iowa) Mid-Prairie lineman picked Iowa over Minnesota less than 24 hours after receiving his offer from head coach Kirk Ferentz.
He said of the offer yesterday, "It was a great feeling. I looked at both of my parents and we all just had huge smiles on our faces. It's awesome knowing that my dream from when I was little is coming true."
Duwa is a 6-foot-3, 230 pound defensive end that they've discussed about moving to defensive tackle as well. However, I think his home is on the edge. He's not someone with an enormous frame.
The Hawkeyes are probably pretty close to having it wrapped along the defensive line in the 2017 class after their large defensive line group from the 2016 cycle. Duwa now joins Coy Kirkpatrick, A.J. Epenesa, and Juan Harris along the line. That's a big group and Duwa is by far the smallest of the foursome.
With 10 commits in the fold, Iowa is probably halfway done with the 2017 class already, and perhaps more than half. It won't be an exceptionally large class with very few graduating seniors on the roster for the 2016 season. It is, however, a class that should be ranked even higher than last year's group.