Dana Browns Commits to Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes have added another member to their 2005 recruiting class. <I>The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</I> reported early Monday morning on its website, www.pittsburghlive.com, that Brown had committed to Iowa. (MORE)...

Scout.com, HawkeyeNation.com's parent network, was able to speak with Brown on Sunday evening, and he told us that he would have more to say on his visit to Iowa in the early afternoon on Monday.

To read quotes from Brown on his commitment to Iowa, Click Here.

UPDATE: To read Brown's comments to Scout.com regarding his commitment, Click Here.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Brown becomes the 16th known verbal commitment to Iowa this year, and the second running back to commit to Iowa since Corey Robertson of Texas verbally pledged to the Hawkeyes on Friday, as reported first on HawkeyeNation.com.

During his senior season, Brown rushed for 2,134 yards and 33 touchdowns on 222 carries, or an average of 9.6 yards per carry.

Brown told the Pittsburgh-Review that Iowa gave him the chance to carry the ball at the college level, where other schools wanted him for another position.

"It's a Big Ten school and they're going to give me the opportunity to play where I want to play in college, which is tailback," Brown told the Tribune-Review. "There were some other big-time schools interested in me, but they wanted me for defense."

Brown only recently received an offer from Iowa, and he told Scout.com on December 8th that he was thrilled with the offer.

"It will be tough to turn them down," said Brown, who runs the forty-yard dash in a reported 4.48 seconds. "That's an opportunity of a lifetime, I always wanted and knew I could play big time college football."

Brown hinted back on December 8th that Iowa might be his ultimate choice.

"If Iowa is what I think it will be, I may not need anymore trips." Brown said.

HawkeyeNation.com will have more on this developing story on Monday.

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