Lake Cormorant, Mississippi receiver Brandon Smith has been committed to Iowa since the summer. He already had an offer but showed up to Iowa City in July to camp and put on a show for the Hawkeye staff. Soon after he departed the university campus, he made an announcement that he had committed to Iowa.
It's been smooth sailing for the most part ever since. He notched another 1,000-yard receiving season, and has remained strong to the Hawkeyes other than a visit to Vanderbilt he almost took before being dissuaded from doing so.
Smith is locked in with Iowa according to a coach at his high school but he confirmed it himself as well.
"I"m all the way in 100 percent with Iowa," Smith said to Scout.
The three-star receiver made that statement after hosting assistant Kelvin Bell for an in-home visit. Bell is also from Mississippi and that's where the connection has come from and why the Hawkeyes were able to make a recruiting movement in the state.
"Coach Bell came to my school and then he came to my house later that night," Smith explained. "Everything was good. Everything went well."
Smith also shared some insight of some of the conversation that took place during the stop and what he heard from the Hawkeye coach.
"He was the first coach from Iowa that I ever spoke to and he's from my area so we talk a lot and connect that way," he noted. "He's made it clear and Iowa has made it clear that as long as I do what I need to do, I should be on the field."
Iowa will continue recruiting the wideout hard the rest of the way, making sure they take the necessary steps to keep him on board up until Signing Day.
"Coach Kennedy is coming for a home visit next weekend. I'm not sure if any other coaches or if Kirk Ferentz will be with him."