Iowa has had success recruiting the state of Florida in the past under coach Kirk Ferentz, and that continued Tuesday.
Karan Higdon, a four-star running back from Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., committed to the Hawkeyes Tuesday evening according to several national recruiting sites. Iowa assistant Chris White was the lead recruiter on the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Higdon, who was once committed to South Florida but had a change of heart.
Higdon had scholarship offers from 19 Division I schools, and picked the Hawkeyes over Arizona, Arkansas and Kentucky. In his most recent game, Riverview's 35-28 loss to Lakewood Ranch on Friday, Higdon rushed for 297 yards and three touchdowns.
Higdon is believed to be the 16th commitment in the Class of 2015 and the first running back.