Iowa has landed its first commitment of the 2023 class.

Maddux Borcherding-Johnson became the first member of the 2023 recruiting class to verbally commit to the Hawkeyes, making his announcement on Thursday. The Norwalk, Iowa native made his decision public with a post on Twitter.

“I’ve committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes!!” Borcherding-Johnson wrote. “I am so excited and blessed! Thank you to God, my family, coaches and Iowa for this opportunity! I can’t wait to wear the black and gold!!!”

With Borcherding-Johnson’s commitment, Iowa has at least one pledge in the 2022, 2023 and 2024 recruiting classes.

At 6-foot-3, 270 pounds, Borcherding-Johnson had received two offers on the recruiting front at the time of his commitment. He picked Iowa over in-state rival Iowa State. Right now, Borcherding-Johnson does not have any rankings per 247Sports Composite.

Iowa’s lone commitment in the 2024 class, Cody Fox, is also an in-state defensive lineman. He hails from Winthrop.