Beau Corrales bounced to Iowa City three days after pulling back his commitment to Texas State.
The visit spurred another quick decision on Thursday: Corrales announced he’s joining the Hawkeyes’ 2017 class.
A sizeable two-star receiver from Georgetown, Texas, Corrales is the 17th pledge to Iowa’s 2017 group, and third at his position.
Texas State joined the Division I FBS level in 2012 and picked up Corrales as a recruit in June. But Iowa swooped in with an offer last week and the 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide out opened his options back up. Indiana made its offer shortly after Corrales and his family visited Iowa City for last Saturday’s 42-3 win over Iowa State, but Kinnick Stadium left him leaning Hawkeyes over Hoosiers.
“I loved it,” Corrales told Rivals.com site Hawkeye Report over the weekend. “I love the people, I love the program and everyone has been so great.
“I respect that they do take chances and offer guys like me that aren’t big names or at the top of every ESPN list out there.”
A fast start in the Texas Class 5A football season has helped his recruitment as well. After catching 63 passes for 833 yards in an injury-shortened junior year, Corrales opened the 2016 campaign with 15 receptions for 191 yards and three touchdowns in Georgetown’s win over Fort Worth Brewer. His other FBS offers have included Air Force, Army and New Mexico, but it was Big Ten attention that led to his Texas State drop.
“I feel like I have been given more options that need thinking on, and that I rushed my decision to commit,” Corrales wrote on Twitter on Sept. 6. “Please respect my decision, I just need to make sure that I choose what is best for my family, me, and my future.”
The Hawkeyes already have wide receiver commitments from Brandon Smith of Lake Cormorant, Miss., and Gavin Holmes of Justin, Texas. Both made their announcements in June and are three-star prospects.
The current 2017 commitment list includes six Texans. Georgetown has reportedly not produced a prep-to-FBS prospect since 2005.