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Less than two weeks from 2017’s National Signing Day, Iowa added a second recruit to its 2018 class.

Offensive lineman Jeff Jenkins announced his verbal commitment on Sunday evening, visiting Iowa City from his Crystal Lake, Ill., home.

Jenkins is a 6-foot-4, 260-pound all-state player at Prairie Ridge High School and rated as a three-star recruit. Iowa became his first Big Ten offer earlier this month, joining suitors from the MAC.

Prairie Ridge won Illinois’ Class 6A state championship last season, and Jenkins has been a starter since his freshman season. He also plays on the defensive line.

Iowa’s first 2018 commitment came from linebacker Mike Bruner in October.