It was a long time coming and it's no surprise but Samson Evans has made the call and has committed to Iowa. The Hawkeyes have lead for his services for a long time and there were plenty of factors that contributed to that. Minnesota tried to break through and interrupt that but came up empty.
Not only is Evans the high school teammate of fellow commit Jeff Jenkins, but his brother played for Hawkeye receivers coach Kelton Copeland at Northern Illinois. His brother is now slated to transfer from Northern Illinois and land somewhere else as a grad transfer. I don't believe Iowa is a likely destination.
As hinted at above, Evans will likely begin his Iowa career as a wide receiver but he is a prospect that can project to a number of different positions. He has superior athleticism in a 6-foot, 200 pound frame. But he hasn't played a number of positions just yet so he will be raw in his development at whatever spot he begins. Evans actually stars as a quarterback for Prairie Ridge HS.
He was being told he could be a quarterback for Northern Illinois and was being recruited as such, tempting him with the idea of being the next Jordan Lynch.
However, Evans is a Hawkeye wideout now. He could also see time in the backfield, or at safety. We'll see where he ultimately finishes. But for now, he's the sixth commitment of the class for Iowa in a class that should finish up just shy of 20 total pledges.