Iowa Landed First Recruit Of 2021 Class On Sunday
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IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 7: Mascot “Herky the Hawk” of the Iowa Hawkeyes takes the field before the match-up against the Missouri State Bears on September 7, 2013 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 28-14. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Just 21 college football programs have already landed recruits from the 2021 class, players set to be juniors this coming fall. Iowa joined that list on Sunday.The Hawkeyes added to its future offensive line with its latest commitment. Gennings Dunker, a tackle out of Illinois, had a good experience at a camp at Iowa, receiver an offer, and quickly jumped on it.Late Sunday night, he tweeted the Iowa announcement. His decision officially begins Iowa’s 2021 class.Committed to Iowa!!!!!!— Gennings Dunker (@gennings_dunker) June 3, 2019 Gennings Dunker was unranked at the time of his commitment, but has quickly been bumped up to three stars.247Sports has him in at No. 305 in the 2021 class. He’s the No. 37 offensive tackle in the group, and the No. 7 recruit from Illinois.With his commitment, Iowa enters the 2021 team rankings tied with Ole Miss at No. 19 in the country. Most teams don’t have any commitments yet, while just 10 have multiple.As it often is, Miami is off to an incredibly fast start. The Hurricanes are the only program with more than three 2021 commits. Nine players are pledged to Manny Diaz’s team, giving it the top class as of today.Iowa’s on a solid recruiting uptick with recent classes. After landing the No. 41 class in 2019, Iowa’s 2020 class, which is currently 10 players deep, ranks 19th in the country.