Iowa was expected to make big news on their biggest recruiting weekend of the summer and they certainly have. The Hawkeyes have landed wideout Gavin Holmes of Justin, Texas. The Northwest High School product and Texas Hot 100 receiver de-committed from Duke less than a month ago and it's clear that Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes had a lot to do with that decision.
Not only has he committed to the Hawkeyes soon after, but Holmes wasted little time in setting up a visit to Iowa City after departing from the Blue Devils' class. Holmes chose Iowa over other offers from Duke, Utah, Wisconsin, Boise State, BYU and Kansas.
Holmes' commitment to the Hawkeyes is not a huge surprise. It was expected entering the weekend but has now come to fruition. The visit sealed the deal for him. From Texas but Holmes has connections to Iowa. According to his father Matt, Gavin's mother is originally from Iowa. His grandfather on that side of the family lives in Newton and is a diehard Iowa fan. The family makes frequent trips to Iowa each year.
The three-star Lone Star State prospect and newest Iowa commit was a major need in the class as they continue to emphasize upgrading the wide receiver position. He will likely play in the slot in Iowa City. Holmes is listed at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds.
As a junior, Holmes recorded 59 receptions for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns, big numbers for the competition in Texas. He also rushed for 110 yards on just 10 carries. He was one of the fastest prospects at The Opening regional in Dallas, running a 4.43 40 yard dash.
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Holmes is the 13th commitment of the class for Iowa. Their full commitment list can be seen HERE.