There’s been an influx of receivers who have decided to continue their careers at Iowa recently.
Two weeks ago, the Hawkeyes landed three receivers from the transfer market — Oliver Martin (Michigan), Charlie Jones (Buffalo) and Jack Combs (Central Michigan). Last week, Iowa received a commitment from three-star Florida receiver Quavon Matthews. This weekend, another receiver is making the commitment to head to Iowa City.
A.J. Lawson, a talented three-star receiver out of Decatur, Illinois, verbally committed to Iowa on Saturday. He made his announcement official via Twitter.
“First off I would like to thank God for putting me in this position,” Lawson wrote. “I would also like to thank my family, friends and coaches or pushing me and encouraging me to become the player I am today. I also would like to thank the entire Iowa coaching staff for believing in a kid from Decatur, Illinois. With that being said I will be committing to the University of Iowa!!”
A 6-foot-1, 180-pound talent out of Illinois, Lawson is listed as one of the top 30 players out of his home state. His commitment also brings depth to the wide receiver position for the Hawkeyes moving forward.
Lawson had eight offers, most of which came from MAC programs. He chose Iowa over Ball State, Kent State, Minnesota, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Iowa has done extremely well on the recruiting trail so far this year. The Hawkeyes currently own the B1G’s third-best class, behind Ohio State and Penn State. They also rank 22nd nationally.