Iowa will be one down from its 2019 recruiting class, according to a report.
HawkeyeReport.com says that Michigan defensive lineman Jalen Hunt will not be enrolling at the University of Iowa this year. He had been a member of the Hawkeyes’ 2019 class, but did not get admitted into the school.
“I didn’t get admitted to Iowa,” Hunt said. “I’m going to Iowa Western (Community College).”
Hunt had been committed to Iowa for a full year, giving his verbal pledge to the program in June 2018. He was a three-star defensive end at 6-foot-2, 262 pounds. He was listed as one of the top 50 strong-side defensive ends in the 2019 class and was a top 20 player out of Michigan.
Since Hunt did not qualify academically through the NCAA Clearinghouse, Hunt will have to graduate from junior college before being eligible to transfer to a Division I program. He says he will re-evaluate his options at that time.
With several offers on the table as a high school prospect, Hunt chose Iowa over Michigan State, Missouri, Minnesota, Pitt, Kentucky and Louisville, among other schools.
Iowa’s 2019 recruiting class ranked 41st nationally and ninth in the B1G.