Four-star running back commits to Iowa over Baylor, Michigan
Despite its reputation for a dominant ground-and-pound offense, Iowa doesn’t usually land the blue chip running back recruits.
Eno Benjamin, however, changed that narrative.
The four-star running back from Texas announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes on Monday night.
— Eno Benjamin™ (@eno_benjamin5) April 18, 2016
Benjamin picked Iowa over the likes of Baylor, Michigan, LSU, Oklahoma State and more. He’s the No. 12 running back in the 2017 class and the No. 169 player overall.
The 5-9, 205-pound tailback is a U.S. Army All-American Bowl invitee and the No. 25 player in Texas.
It’s a major boost for an Iowa class that’s shaping up to be one of Kirk Ferentz’s best. He already landed commitments from five-star defensive end A.J. Epenesa, who is the No. 14 player in the 2017 class.
He was fired up about his newest fellow commit.
— AJ Epenesa (@ajepenesa24) April 18, 2016
Benjamin is the third ESPN300 recruit to commit to Iowa, which is the most for the program since it started its ranking system in 2016. With the commitment from Benjamin, Iowa is up to No. 11 overall and No. 3 in the B1G in the 247sports class rankings.
The Hawkeyes already have a total of nine commitments in their 2017 class and they already have more four and five-star recruits than Ferentz’s last four classes combined.