Hawkeyes Land Top 100 Recruit in Cornerback Chevin Calloway

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes on the sidelines in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game against the Stanford Cardinal on January 1, 2016 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes on the sidelines in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game against the Stanford Cardinal on January 1, 2016 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

IOWA CITY, Iowa – In one of the biggest recruitment commitments in the Kirk Ferentz era at Iowa, the Hawkeyes landed cornerback Chevin Calloway on Monday, a top 100 player, and four-star recruit out of Dallas, Texas.

Calloway, who is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 10 cornerback in the nation and the No. 89 overall player in the Class of 2017, was considering more than 30 scholarship offers – including ones from Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame – before deciding to verbally commit to Iowa.

“With the great alumni, environment, genuine people, and the comfort level of being with the coaches, I loved it from the start,” Calloway told HawkeyeReport.com. “It’s great academically, developing and preparing players for the NFL and life after football, having an over 81% graduation rate.”

“They also have great coaching stability and make players their absolute best,” he added. “With Coach Parker putting at least one DB in the league 11 out of the past 17 years he’s been coaching, it’s hard to beat that.”

Following the 2016 season, the Hawkeyes will see both Jim Thorpe Award winner Desmond King and Greg Mabin graduate. This will leave Calloway with a great opportunity to grab a starting cornerback spot his freshman season in 2017.

Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class is now ranked No. 15 in the nation following Calloway’s commitment, according to Rivals.