Iowa’s banner recruiting day got even better with a coveted running back.
Kyshaun Bryan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., committed to the Hawkeyes on Monday night, giving coach Kirk Ferentz’s staff its third verbal in the span of a few hours just two days before National Signing Day.
Bryan visited Iowa City on Friday and decommitted from South Carolina on Saturday. It set the stage for his switch to the Hawkeyes after holding an Iowa offer for less than three weeks.
A 5-foot-10, 190-pound prospect, Bryan was the second-leading rusher last fall for St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the nation’s top prep programs. He took 107 carries for 737 yards and seven touchdowns as his team won its third straight Florida Class 7A title.
Iowa’s main opposition so late in the recruiting cycle was Pittsburgh, as the senior also reportedly held offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan and Ohio State. Bryan is a consensus three-star recruit.
He gives Iowa 18 commits in its 2017 class, following Nate Wieland's and Trey Creamer’s commitments earlier in the day.