Highly recruited safety Xavier Nwankpa has narrowed his list of potential schools to 12.

That group includes five Big Ten programs who will by vying for his signature over the course of the next year.

Here’s his announcement:

Here’s his top 12: Penn State, Texas, Iowa State, Notre Dame, LSU, Ohio State, Nebraska, Missouri, Clemson, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona State.

Nwankpa is a 4-star prospect and the No. 76 overall player in the class of 2022, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. The composite also has him as the No. 7 overall safety in the country and the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa.

It’s too early to project where Nwankpa will end up, but he’ll surely be a high-priority target for the Hawkeyes. He’s from Altoona, Iowa, and would be a major addition to the Hawkeyes’ 2022 class.

If Nwankpa decides to leave the state, he’ll have plenty of high-profile options including several blue bloods — Ohio State and Notre Dame among them.