It is no surprise that the 2019 class is starting early with the way recruiting has evolved over time but it was a bit of a surprise as to who has begun it. Offensive tackle Ezra Miller has committed to Iowa.
He's a giant of a lineman and he was expected to become a Hawkeye, but he was a bit of a surprise visitor for the Spring Game. Miller originally was not slated to be on the visit. Instead, he was able to make the trip and he made it count, giving his verbal pledge to Kirk Ferentz. Miller is just a 2019 prospect from Holstein (Iowa) so his recruiting profile is not a massive one just yet but he should be viewed highly on the national scene as a recruit once 2019 gets dove into a bit more extensively.
Only Iowa and Iowa State have offered Miller thus far but you can bet that list will grow.
Miller has visited Iowa numerous times and has a very strong familiarity with Iowa. His budding relationship with new offensive line coach Tim Polasek has had a huge impact on him.
The 2019 in-state prospect is a large body at 6-foot-7 and 290 pounds. They don't come better looking than that. He's going to have a college-ready body when he arrives to Iowa City as long as his focus, discipline, and maturity stay on point the next two years. He'll have an opportunity to impact the depth chart early as an offensive tackle on in his career with those types of measurables. He won't need to re-shape or focus on his body as much as others and can direct his attention to refining skill and technique.