Iowa goes minus one in the commit column as Eno Benjamin has announced his intention to depart the class. Benjamin used social media to part ways with the the Hawkeye class earlier this evening.
Benjamin is a Scout 300 talent from Wylie (Texas) East and had been committed to Kirk Ferentz and company since the middle of April. He had favored the Hawkeyes for several months prior to his decision to commit to Iowa. Not only was he a key commit for the class, he played a huge role in helping form the class as well. Ultimately everyone makes a college choice for themselves, but he played a part in encouraging others to at least take a look at the Iowa program.
Some of those prospects included ones that did not commit such as Camron Buckley and Kobe Boyce. But Benjamin did have a high hit rate when you consider players like Peyton Mansell, Joshua Turner, Brandon Smith, Gavin Holmes, Chevin Calloway and Matt Hankins whom are now committed to the Hawkeyes.
LeShun Daniels' graduation means Iowa will only lose one back after this season and Iowa does have another back already committed in Ivory Kelly-Martin of Illinois. This indicates that there's no absolute need to go find another addition in the backfield in the 2017 class but I'm sure they would not turn away a talent that they do like if given the opportunity.
Benjamin is now expected to consider schools like Arizona State, Nebraska, Missouri, and others moving forward.
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