Iowa's not slowing down on the recruiting trail, although given the relatively small number of spots still available in the 2017 recruiting class, it's going to have to slow down soon. For now, though, Iowa added a commitment from another in-state lineman over the weekend:
Dream come true! I'm a Hawkeye! pic.twitter.com/HxLqBqwfZp— Levi Duwa (@LeviDuwa) April 24, 2016
Duwa, a 3* recruit per Rivals, Scout, and 247 Sports (ESPN has not yet ranked him), chose Iowa over offers from Eastern Michigan and Minnesota. And it didn't take him too long to make that decision, either -- Duwa was offered a scholarship Saturday night and made his decision Sunday morning. Duwa is listed at 6-2, 225 and is a local kid -- he plays at Mid-Prairie in Wellman (about 30 minutes south of Iowa City) -- so you can probably guess that he was eagerly waiting on an Iowa offer.
Like many Iowa recruits, Duwa is a successful multi-sport athlete. He had 75 tackles (24.5 tackles for loss) and 14.5 sacks last year and was also state runner-up at 220 lbs at the Class 2A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament. (He also competes in track and field.) Iowa does love linemen with wrestling backgrounds. He's being recruited as a defensive end, although at 225 lbs he'll probably need a redshirt year with Doyle before he's ready to hit the field. (That said, that "225 lbs" listed weight is fairly meaningless -- he'll almost certainly add weight before he arrives at Iowa City 16 months from now, although perhaps not too much if he intends to still wrestle at 220 lbs as a senior next year.) Welcome aboard, Mr. Duwa.