The good news continues to roll in for the Hawkeyes on their big official visit weekend. Iowa kicked things off with a commitment from 3-star defensive lineman Jalen Hunt on Saturday. Today, along with a commit from DB Dane Belton, the good news comes on the other side of the line as big time Indianapolis offensive lineman pledged his commitment.
Britt has been at the top of the board for Iowa in their search to close out their group of OL in this class and it’s easy to see why. He’s incredibly athletic and shows versatility along the line. At Warren Central in Indianapolis, Britt primarily plays offensive tackle, but he also slides to the defensive side and plays some defensive tackle.
He’s very good in pass pro, but could become a road-grater in the run game. At 6’4” and 285 there’s an opportunity for him to slide inside. As I’ve written before, Britt reminds me a bit of James Daniels, who was also very athletic and opened things up with his ability to get out in space and block people
Britt chose the Hawkeyes over offers from a dozen schools, including Arizona, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mizzou, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Washington State. Despite the long list of offers, Britt was reportedly down to Purdue and Iowa up until earlier this week. He made an official visit to Purdue last weekend before being asked to come to Ohio State for an unofficial. The Buckeyes didn’t offer but reportedly told him they were close and may follow up later this summer. It’s worth noting Ohio State is also recruiting Britt’s teammate and top Hawkeye WR target David Bell.
Luckily for Hawkeye fans, Britt didn’t feel like waiting and pledged to Iowa. He becomes the 13th commitment in the class of 2019 and the fourth offensive line commit, joining 3/4-star Ezra Miller, 3/4-star Tyler Endres and 3-star Noah Fenske. That likely wraps up the offensive line for this class. The question now is whether that wraps up the Hawkeyes’ big haul this weekend.
Welcome aboard Justin Britt!