After picking up its first 12 recruits for 2013 outside of the state, the Iowa football program picked up verbal commitments from a pair of homegrown Hawkeyes on Sunday.
Ike Boettger of Cedar Falls and Trevon Young of Des Moines Lincoln became the first two Iowa preps to join the Hawkeyes’ recruiting class.
Boettger, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound tight end, played quarterback for the Tigers last season and has not played tight end since his freshman year.
“I went to camp down there and they said they will could see me at tight end. They have had some great ones over the years, and with my size, I can see me fitting in,” Boettger said. “Once Iowa offered, I didn’t need to look anymore. I always wanted to be a Hawk.”
The 6-4, 220-pound Young selected Iowa over Iowa State following a Friday visit to Iowa City. He is rated by Scout.com as the 49th-best prospect at his position in the 2013 recruiting class. He finished with 61 tackles a year ago, including six tackles for a loss.
He confirmed his commitment via text message, writing, “I m a Hawkeye.”
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Solomon Warfield, a 6-foot, 170-pound safety from St. Edward’s High School in Lakewood, Ohio, announced on Twitter that he had selected the Hawkeyes. “Just got off the phone with Head coach (Kirk) Ferentz. Committed to Iowa,” Warfield wrote.
He chose Iowa over offers from Penn State, Michigan State, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Arizona and West Virginia.
The Hawkeyes now have 15 verbal commitments, 10 more than they a had a year ago at this time while working on the 2012 recruiting class.