It was quite the busy month on the recruiting trail for Iowa football, as the Hawkeyes added seven new commitments. We previously covered the first two here at SB Nation Recruiting. Iowa site Black Heart Gold Pants was there to profile all seven.
The fun picked up with Detroit (Mi.) Cass Tech defensive back Delano Hill. BHGP expects the 6'1, 190-pound Hill to play safety for the Hawkeyes, as the consensus three-star shows both good coverage and run support skills.
The next recruit to join up was Colin Goebel, a consensus three-star rated as one of the top 20 guards in the country. At 6'4 and 276 pounds, Goebel will likely need a redshirt, but that shouldn't be a problem at Iowa, as the Hawkeyes typically have excellent depth on the offensive line.
Nathan Bazata was the next recruit to pull the trigger. Bazata is a really fun story, with interest from many Big Ten schools. The 6'2, 270-pound Bazata is an excellent wrestler and projects along the defensive line.
Another lineman quickly committed to the Hawkeyes in Brant Gressel. Gressel is a 6'2, 280-pound defensive tackle and a consensus three-star recruit. Iowa fans are understandably happy about getting so many linemen in the fold this early.
The latest of the Iowa commitments is linebacker John Kenny, a three-star linebacker from Indiana with some nice film.
This is a big haul for the Hawkeyes this early in the year, and it's part of a national trend examined by Jason Kirk in College Football Recruiting: Why So Many Early 2013 Commitments?
For more on Hawkeyes football recruiting, visit Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants.