Iowa has landed their 15th commitment of the class in four-star cornerback Chevin Calloway of Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne. He's rated as the 109th best player in America for his class, the top cornerback in Texas, and the top cornerback in the entire Midlands region. He gives the Hawkeyes their third Scout300 commit of the class, joining five-star defensive end A.J. Epenesa and four-star running back Eno Benjamin.
Calloway visited Iowa earlier in June and that trip steered him towards Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes. He had this to say about that trip to Iowa City.
"Loved it," Calloway told Derek Young of Scout. "Great coaches, great players, great alumni, great development in young men they try and help to be successful not just in football, but in life."
As seen in the tweet above following his unofficial visit to Iowa, Calloway was able to spend time with Hawkeye cornerback Desmond King. King won the Jim Thorpe Award last season, an honor given to the top defensive back in college football. His time with King resonated with him during his stay with the Hawkeyes and was instrumental in him picking Iowa.
Calloway's other offers included Wisconsin, UCLA, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Miami, Illinois, Baylor, Arizona State, Texas A&M, TCU, Oklahoma, LSU, Texas, Notre Dame and Alabama. The speculated top schools for his services were the Fighting Irish, Longhorns, and Crimson Tide in addition to Iowa.
EVALUATION: Calloway has some very unique skills. He carries himself with confidence and plays the game with an edge at the position, which I love and you do need some of that swagger when pitted against elite receivers. He is able to stay in a receiver's hip pocket and will come up and lay a big hit. He is very quick in and out of his breaks and his burst and change of direction are at the top of the charts. He shows a nose for the football, as seen in his special teams plays where he is a kick blocking specialist. - National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers