Iowa hasn’t had any trouble interesting defensive linemen to become future Hawkeyes in the 2020 class.
Late Friday night, three-star strong-side defensive end Yahya Black gave his verbal commitment to Iowa. He becomes the fourth defensive lineman, and third defensive end, to pledge to the Hawkeyes this recruiting cycle.
Black made his announcement via Twitter, posting a picture and a short message to make it official.
“Committed to Iowa,” Black wrote. “Many great experiences ahead.”
Committed to Iowa
Many great experiences ahead pic.twitter.com/vP0rczxjzd
— Yahya Black (@Yblack74) June 15, 2019
Iowa was able to stole Black out of the state of Minnesota, plucking a prospect from the Golden Gophers’ backyard. He is listed as the sixth-best player out of his home state and is the No. 40 strong-side defensive end in the class.
Black has good size at 6-foot-6, 250 pounds and drew plenty of interest from FBS and FCS programs. He chose Iowa over offers from Minnesota, Kansas State, Buffalo, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and South Dakota.
The Hawkeyes have been active on the recruiting trail early, as Black becomes the 12th player to verbally commit. Iowa’s class sits at 21st nationally and fourth in the B1G.
Along with Black, Iowa has three other defensive linemen recruits committed to the class: Logan Jones (four-star DE), Michael Lois (three-star DE) and Isaiah Bruce (three-star DT).