Anthony Torres was looking for a football program that likes to feature its tight ends.
He found what he was looking for at Iowa.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end became the 11th member of the Hawkeyes’ 2018 recruiting class, announcing on Twitter on Wednesday night that he had selected Iowa over offers from more than a dozen other programs.
“The way they utilize their tight ends, the way they are incorporated into what they do on offense, that was important to me and it obviously is a big part of what Iowa does,’’ Torres said. “That was a major factor for me.’’
Torres earned honorable mention all-state honors from both the Associated Press and the Indiana Football Coaches Association last season at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he has played the last three seasons.
He plans to complete his high school career this fall at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Last season, Torres caught 11 passes for 195 yards and one touchdown, averaging 17.7 yards per reception on a team which reached the semifinals of the Indiana Class 6A state playoffs.
The younger brother of Austin Torres, a 6-7 senior forward on the Notre Dame basketball team, selected the Hawkeyes over offers from Indiana, Cincinnati and Central Florida in addition to a long list of Mid-American Conference and Ivy League programs.
He attended Iowa’s junior day in March and participated in a camp on the Iowa campus last month before reaching his decision.
“I really like the coaches and the atmosphere there,’’ Torres said. “That was something that caught my attention right away. It’s a good college town and a place where I know I’ll feel at home.’’
In announcing his decision, Torres said he reached his conclusion “after long and careful thought and consideration with my family members and friends. I am more than excited to announce that I am committed to the University of Iowa.’’
He is the second tight end to announce intentions to sign with Iowa in its next recruiting class, joining 6-8, 240-pound Jack Plumb of Green Bay, Wisconsin.