It was a big weekend in Iowa City this weekend. Not only was it homecoming with the Hawkeyes getting back in the win column, but Iowa had a second straight big recruiting weekend.
A week after the biggest visitor list in program history, the Iowa football program again hosted a capacity crowd of visitors.
Attention Recruits:— Tyler Barnes (@TylerBarnesIOWA) October 15, 2019
For the second consecutive week, we are officially at FULL CAPACITY for our game vs. Purdue this weekend!
We are UNABLE to accept anymore RSVPs for Saturday. #IowaEdge #SwarmKinnick
As with a week ago, it wasn’t just the football team hosting visitors. Last week, the hoops program hosted six prospects including a pair of big men. This week, the focus was in the back court.
Among the visitors were a couple of legacy prospects in Kris and Keegan Murray, sons of former Hawkeye Kenyon Murray who graduated from Cedar Rapids Prairie and reclassified to 2020 after enrolling in prep school. Joining them was Indianapolis native Tony Perkins, a 6’4” shooting guard with length and bounce,
Perkins wasted little time in making a decision once he got on campus as he announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes today.
Perkins is a bit under the radar as 247 Sports is the only service to rate him. They have him as a 3-star prospect.
At 6’4” and 185 pounds, Perkins has good length for a SG. That’s coupled with a pretty solid shot from outside, though it is a bit unorthodox. It’s enough to keep defenders honest and allow him to get into the lane. Once there, Perkins is a great finisher in the paint.
That combination of shooting and penetrating ability helped Perkins lead all scorers in last year’s Indiana-Kentucky all-star matchup that featured a slew of high major prospects and fellow Iowa targets. Perkins dropped 22, including some monster dunks.
Perkins ultimately chose Iowa over offers from Ball State, Bradley, IPFW and Miami (OH). He’ll join Chicago PG Ahron Ulis in Iowa’s class of 2020 that’s likely to include four or possibly even five commitments before it’s all said and done.
The Hawkeyes have had big men Xavier Foster of Oskaloosa and Josh Ogundele of England, as well as SF Jamari Sibley of Milwaukee, on campus the last few weeks. Those would appear to be the most likely candidates to fill out McCaffery’s class of 2020.
Welcome aboard Tony Perkins!