With 20 commits signed during the early signing period, things were expected to be pretty light on the second National Signging Day for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The one player expected to sign a national letter of intent was recent commit Jermari Harris.
Harris, who had been on the Hawkeyes’ radar for some time, officially visited Iowa City over the weekend. He wasted little time, committing to Iowa on Monday.
Today, Harris is officially a Hawkeye.
In case you missed his commitment earlier this week, Harris comes to Iowa City from Montini Catholic in Lombard, Illinois, home of former Hawkeye and current Minnesota Viking Jaleel Johnson.
Harris is a versatile defensive back, who played primarily corner in high school, but showed the ability to slide over to safety as needed. He’s listed at 6’1” and 175 pounds, which is a solid frame for a defensive back.
His most impressive attribute is certainly his instincts. Harris showed a good nose for the ball with 8 interceptions and 5 passes broken up in his All-Conference senior season. Those instincts also help him sniff out screens and come up in run support. While you certainly don’t want to set expectations too high, Harris’s tape does draw memories of former Hawkeye and All-Pro corner Desmond King.
Welcome to the Hawkeye family, officially, Jermari Harris.