Illinois CB Camron Harrell Commits to Iowa

Iowa's first commitment from the big recruiting weekend is in with the addition of Illinois cornerback Camron Harrell.

Iowa has landed their first commit as a result from their big recruiting weekend in the form of Bradley (Ill.) cornerback Camron Harrell. The Hawkeyes offered him on his visit over the weekend, his first FBS offer. He wasted no time in making his choice, giving Iowa his verbal pledge the next day.

Harrell is unheralded on the recruiting trail but Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa staff made it a priority to get the Illinois native to campus to impress him and extend the offer in person. It proved to be instrumental as he enjoyed his time so much that he jumped on board quickly.

He understands that he's under-the-radar and viewed his experience with the Iowa staff as a strong moment.

"Honestly, I thought it was amazing with them just knowing my name."

Harrell had this to say about the Hawkeyes after his visit, "I've never experienced anything like Iowa. And to hear all the positive comments from the staff was truly amazing. Iowa is great. The community as a whole really grabs my attention. They all have the heart for the Hawkeye tradition."

Scout's Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu shared his thoughts on the new addition for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

"Iowa has really made a living over the years on under-the-radar Midwest defensive backs. Tyler Sash and Desmond King spring to mind. This kid was similarly a name that wasn't out there much. He didn't have any other offers, but he has legitimate ability. He has 4.46 speed and return ability. He has decent size to him and looks like a kid who can project to either corner or free safety so he gives you more than one option as to where he could play. This is a staff that trusts their evaluations and they've hit on many over the years, so if they got this kid into camp and offered him, that bodes well for his future."

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