IOWA CITY, Iowa – Marion native Alex Mota has decided where he wants to play college football, and also apparently what position he would prefer to play.
The 2023 athlete announced his verbal commitment to Iowa on social media Friday morning.
He is the fifth known verbal commitment in Iowa’s 2023 class and the second to commit to Iowa this week, joining Colorado defensive end Chase Brackney.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Mota is listed as an athlete by most recruiting websites, and was being recruited as both a receiver and defensive back.
However, he is listed as a receiver in the graphic that accompanied his verbal commitment to Iowa on social media.
Mota plays both quarterback and safety for his high school team.
He had over 1,500 total yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, along with 28 tackles on defense, including 25 solo stops.
He also plays basketball for his high school team and averaged 9.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steal per game this season.
In track and field, Mota finished second in the 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200 at state track meet last May.
Mota took an unofficial visit to Iowa this fall and was impressed with what he saw and heard on and off the field.
“My questions were mostly answered on the academic side because football doesn’t last forever,” Mota said. “So, I tend to always ask those questions before football ones,” he said.
“I’m feeling honestly great about the Hawkeyes and feel good about the program.”