More breaking news for Iowa as the Hawkeyes land Lake Cormorant (Miss.) wide receiver Brandon Smith after a strong camp performance in Iowa City on Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes had already offered but wanted Smith to camp for them so they could evaluate him in person.
Though Smith had an offer, he had more prove by being asked to camp. It was likely because of how many wideouts Iowa is in seriously contention for. In Smith, the Hawkeyes get the second best receiver in Mississippi and the 32nd best wideout in the South. The three-star prospect also had an offer from Southern Mississippi and was close to reeling in an offer from the in-state Mississippi State Bulldogs.
He announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes via his twitter account.
Camp offers hold a lot of weight to me, especially for a staff that is credited as being one of the best in the country in that role. They get to see a kid live and up close. They aren't watching a computer screen, a television, a highlight clip of the best plays by a prospect, or listening to someone else's opinion. The coaches are literally just feet away from them and put them through their own workout to see what they can do. Bobby Kennedy and Kirk Ferentz must have seen all they needed to see from Smith, especially when you consider the other wideouts that are in the discussion.
It also creates a little familiarity and a presence for Iowa in the southeast, an area they have struggled to gain traction with on the recruiting trail. Iowa will likely two, or maybe even three more wideouts in the class.
The full commit list for the Iowa Hawkeyes can be seen AT THIS LINK.