Cartersville (Ga.) defensive back Trey Creamer has committed to Iowa giving the Hawkeyes 17 pledges now in the 2017 class. The group is supposed to finish with around 20 commitments or so. Signing Day is just two days away.
Creamer chose the Hawkeyes over Minnesota and Rutgers. The three-star senior visited the Hawkeyes a little over a week ago, and visited Rutgers over the past weekend. He was previously committed to Minnesota. He originally gave his verbal pledge to the Gophers while Tracy Claeys was still head coach. His relationship with the program weakened some when a new staff was brought into Minneapolis.
The former Minnesota commit and now Iowa pledge formed a quick relationship with Iowa assistants Seth Wallace and Phil Parker. Both coaches deserve a lot of credit in turning the wheels on this recruitment so quickly and closing it in the last few days.
Creamer is a talented player from Georgia, a place where Iowa has tried to crack into over the past few years on the recruiting trail but had failed to do so. Creamer gives them that win and the first in the area. Wallace's connections there has given it a bit of a chance, and now with their first one, it could be grounds that they can roam in future years.
He is another defensive back in this class, much like Harrell and Turner, that has some versatility in the secondary. He'll likely begin at Iowa as a safety but his skills translate well enough to where he could play some cornerback as well.