Iowa has a class that includes 10 commitments right now, including a couple of four-stars and a five-star prospect. It's a great start and it could continue to prosper throughout the summer. They're on the cusp of landing a few more verbal pledges from heavily sought-after prospects, but we've narrowed the search to two on who could be the next to budge.
It also might not take much longer for the next one to jump on board. Scout100 commit Eno Benjamin made it very clear via his twitter account last night that good news could be on the way for the Hawkeyes.
That leads me to my first possibility, as if it has to do with Eno Benjamin, it is likely a recruit from Texas.
I direct you to Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial quarterback Kamron Fields. He and his wide receiver teammate, Shamond Greenwood (also holds an Iowa offer), are two of the main targets in the Lone Star State that Benjamin has zeroed in his focus on. Fields has already visited the Hawkeyes, as he was in Iowa City for the Spring Game. He came away from that visit with Iowa on top and had only great things to say about Iowa. His mother also accompanied him and sources say that it was a plus that she came along.
I think he's the likely bet for the next commit if Benjamin's tweet is any indication. There's not anything more that needs to happen between the two sides. He's already been offered. He's already visited Iowa. Hawkeyes' offensive coordinator Greg Davis went down to Texas last week to watch him throw. It's now a waiting game. How long does he want to drag it out and are there any other visits he still feels like he needs to make? Time will tell. But he's the likely candidate.
If one month ago you would have told me I'd include Maurice Bell into this story, I would have called you crazy. But things have changed since. The California wideout did visit the Hawkeyes on his own dime, and that means something because of the distance and it's only the Spring. That's a step that has to be taken when you're trying to secure a verbal from a prospect that lives so far away. And the visit went spectacular for both sides.
Bell recently released a top five that did not include Nebraska. Along with Iowa, Colorado, Washington State, Michigan, and Arizona made the cut. He has yet to visit Washington State, Michigan and Arizona. A Washington State visit has not been planned so eliminate them. He's probably not a 'take' for Michigan at this time, but he will camp there on June 17 so he has a chance to change that status on that date. But for now, Michigan is not a realistic contender.
That leaves Colorado, Arizona, and Iowa. He's yet to visit Arizona and he 'might' visit the Wildcats before a decision but it's not a certainty. So they aren't the choice as of now. That leaves it down to Iowa and Colorado. The Buffaloes are in it but I'm hearing the Hawkeyes are the favorite. He'll make a decision sometime soon after June 17. Iowa probably lands a commit before then but if not, he could be the next.
There's also the possibility they land a commit from one of their camps. They may shoot out a quick offer at one of their summer camps and get a quick response. That is certainly possible. Guys like Dillon Thomas, Jafar Armstrong and Oliver Martin could fall into that category.