Ezra Miller got the Iowa football program’s 2019 recruiting class off to a big start on Saturday.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound sophomore offensive lineman from Ridge View High School in Holstein, Iowa, became the first player from the Class of 2019 to indicate intentions to sign with the Hawkeyes.

“I am extremely excited and honored to announce that I am committing to the University of Iowa. Go Hawks,’’ Miller wrote in making his announcement early Saturday afternoon on Twitter.

Initially offered by Iowa after attending the Hawkeyes’ junior day in early March, Miller is rated by 247Sports as the top prospect in the state in the current sophomore class.

He is also rated as the ninth-best offensive tackle prospect in the country in the 2019 class and ranks 84th overall nationally.

Miller, who earned first-team all-district honors in Class A as an offensive lineman last fall for his work on a 5-4 team at Ridge View, committed to the Hawkeyes one week after making an unofficial visit to Iowa City.

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He selected Iowa over Iowa State, which offered Miller a scholarship earlier this month after he attended the Cyclones’ spring game.

Iowa currently has verbal commitments from three players in the Class of 2018, including offensive lineman Jeff Jacobs of Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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