Late last decade, Iowa dipped into Lorain (OH) Clearview High for an under-recruited player. Anthony Hitchens ended up being All-Big Ten and now starts for the Dallas Cowboys.
The Hawkeyes are hoping lighting strikes twice after picking up a Monday commitment from Lance Billings who plays at Hitchens’ alma mater. The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder is being recruited as a defensive back.
— Mr. Athletic #9 (@Lance_Billings9) June 29, 2015
Billings also reported a scholarship offer from Ball State.
The 247 network ranks Billings as a three-star prospect and the No. 59 player in Ohio overall for the 2016 class. Scout lists him as a two-star and Rivals does not have a rating on him.
Per Cleveland.com, Billings is a two-time All-Ohio selection including after his junior season where he caught 49 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 26 carries for 328 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Billings had 30 solo tackles, intercepted three passes and returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns.
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