Iowa added a record-setting defensive back to its 2013 football recruiting class Sunday.
Desmond King, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback who initially made a verbal commitment to Ball State, confirmed Sunday he will sign with the Hawkeyes next month.
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King, who prepped at Crockett High School in Detroit, established a Michigan state prep record with 29 career interceptions. Seven of those picks came this past season, when King also rushed for more than 2,250 yards and scored 32 touchdowns for his prep team.
He became the 16th member of the Hawkeyes’ recruiting class following a weekend visit to Iowa City. King was among nine recruits who visited Iowa over the weekend, a group which included linebackers Drake Kulick of Muscatine and Bo Bower of West Branch, the latter a Northern Iowa commitment who currently has a preferred walk-on offer from Iowa coaches.