Iowa's Texas recruiting pipeline takes yet another hit
At one point, it looked like Iowa was going to set up shop and try to land every big-time Texas recruit.
The Hawkeyes had verbal commitments from five 2017 recruits from the state of Texas heading into the 2016 season. But that number is now down to two.
Gavin Holmes became the third Texas recruit to open up his commitment from the Hawkeyes.
He announced that news on Tuesday:
God has a plan. . .
I have decided to officially open up my recruitment! Thank you to those who understand. pic.twitter.com/M7qiuWfuWB
— G3 ® (@Gavin_Holmes23) November 22, 2016
Holmes is a three-star wide receiver from Justin, Tex. He’s the No. 131 recruit in the state of Texas and the No. 999 recruit overall in the 2017 class.
He originally committed to the Hawkeyes back in June, but like his fellow Iowa de-commits, opened up his recruitment during the season.
It’s certainly a concerning trend for Iowa. Some believe the de-commits sprung up because of a no-visit policy Iowa enforces. Whatever the case, Iowa could still be in the running for all three recruits when the dust settles.
As it stands, the Hawkeyes still have commitments from 13 recruits in the 2017 class, which is now down to No. 41 in the 247sports class rankings.