The Iowa football team is in the market for another wide receiver in the class of 2020, and they just officially missed out on Indianapolis’ David Baker.
My guess is the Iowa football coaching staff saw this decision coming as three-star wide receiver prospect David Baker committed to the Indiana Hoosiers yesterday. Baker was one of the top wide receiver targets left for the Iowa football team, and he had scheduled his announcement for yesterday so I held out hope that something would change.
The Indianapolis prospect stayed in-state and is heading to play with quarterback Peyton Ramsey and the Indiana football team.
Leading up to decision though, I thought there may be a chance he could be swayed by the Iowa football team. He was scheduled for an official visit last weekend, which reportedly he did not end up going on (unconfirmed sources on this one so take it at face value), but after the Hawkeye’s 2020 recruit commitment binge last week, it seemed like Baker was excited.
He was actively engaging with many of these guys on Twitter about their decision.
However, now that Baker is heading to Indiana, he will be playing against the Iowa football team’s great secondary instead of playing for the Iowa football team’s increasingly strong group of wide receivers.
Fortunately, the Iowa football team has a few options left after Baker’s announcement that would allow them to secure the services of another 2020 wide receiver prospect, which is one of the last remaining positions to fill in the class of 2020.
Diante Vines is a three-star wide receiver from Watertown, Connecticut and he just recently announced the Hawkeyes made his final four.
And then there is Kaevion Mack, a Peoria, Illinois product who is 6’3” and has just one power-five offer, and that is from Iowa. He has other offers from smaller schools, but right now it appears the three-star wide receiver is firmly leaning in the direction of playing for the Hawkeyes.
Although it would have been great to continue tapping into the Indianapolis pipeline, all is not lost. Hopefully, the Iowa football team can lock down the services of one or both of these guys in the coming months.