IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team has struck again on the Texas recruiting trail.
Three-star receiver Gavin Holmes announced his commitment to Iowa on Monday via Twitter.
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"It’s a surreal feeling," Holmes told AllHawkeyes.com. "I’m so pumped right now."
Holmes, a native of Justin, Texas, is the third player from Texas to commit to Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class, joining four-star running back Eno Benjamin and two-star quarterback Peyton Mansell.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Holmes had previously been committed to Duke, but announced his de-commitment earlier in the month.
Holmes is the third recruit in two days, and the 13th overall, to commit to Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class.
By choosing the Hawkeyes, Holmes will return to the state in which he was born to attend college. He was born in Des Moines and said in his announcement on Twitter that he was coming home.
Defensive back Camron Harrell, a native of Bradley, Ill., and three-star receiver Brandon Smith, a native of Lake Cormorant, Miss., both announced their commitment to Iowa on Sunday.
All three recruits attended Iowa’s Tailgater event in Iowa City over the weekend.
The Hawkeyes could add another recruit later this afternoon as California receiver Maurice Bell is scheduled to announce his decision between Iowa, Colorado and Washington State. Bell said he will announce his decision at 4:30 CST.