Iowa adds another Texan to their 2017 recruiting class in the form of wide receiver Beau Corrales. Of Georgetown (Texas), Corrales is the 17th member of the Hawkeye class now, and the sixth one from the Lone Star State.
Corrales was formerly a Texas State commit but quickly backed off that verbal pledge once Iowa had offered. It was an offer that he received from Greg Davis earlier in the week before the Iowa State game. He soon scheduled an unofficial visit to Iowa City to watch the Hawkeyes defeat the Cyclones in convincing fashion, 42-3. He also had to enjoy the aerial assault that Iowa deployed in the contest. Starting quarterback C.J. Beathard was 19-28 on the day with 235 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The newest Iowa commit is already close with Hawkeye pledges Peyton Mansell and Gavin Holmes, and those two may have had some impact in him being recognized by Kirk Ferentz and the staff.
Corrales is a 6-foot-4, 205 pound wideout right now with a solid frame. He doesn't possess top speed or quickness but he uses his body well to fend off defensive backs, carries very good strength, and has solid hands. A move to tight end should not be ruled out with this one if it is believed that much weight can be added to his frame. If he were to stay at receiver, I think he fits into the mold of a Jacob Hillyer who graduated a year ago.