We are quickly approaching the first early signing period in college football history. This year, recruits have the option to sign their national letter of intent during the early period from December 20th through December 22nd. All Iowa commits are expected to sign or likely have their spot shopped to other potential prospects.
With that in mind, it’s been a pretty hectic week and things appear to only be getting more hectic. Most of the news has been good with new offer, a new commitment and a bunch of visits planned.
Today the news turned not so great as the #Swarm18 lost one of it’s early members. 3-star Indiana tight end Anthony Torres, who committed back in July, announced that he is no longer committed to the University of Iowa and instead is heading to Western Michigan.
God’s Plan. pic.twitter.com/fMBkdZW0XZ— Anthony Torres (@a_torres1299) December 10, 2017
It’s unclear what exactly led to this. Torres had appeared to be a pretty firm commit for the Hawkeyes. However, the flurry of recent offers had raised speculation around potential defections either from current players or commits in this class.
You’ll recall that Torres, who is from Mishawaka, Indiana, was set to transfer to the IMG Academy in Florida for his senior season. After arriving in Florida, he sustained a season-ending injury and transferred back to his Penn High School in Indiana. He missed the entirety of his senior year. It’s unclear if the injury played any role in his decommitment.
The departure of Torres leaves Iowa with 14 commits in the 2018 class as of now. The staff has been reported to only be taking 18 in the class, but the recent offers seem to suggest they may take as many as 20. We’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know as the early signing day approaches in a few short weeks.