Hawkeyes land coveted linebacker

Andy Hamilton
Cole Banwart and Coy Kirkpatrick committed to the Iowa football program after successful weekend camps in Iowa City.

Iowa's commitment current pulled in another prospect late Tuesday night – a prospect the Hawkeyes had been trying to land for more than a year.

Linebacker Kyle Taylor announced on Twitter that he intends to continue his football career at Iowa, where he'll reunite with his brother, Miles, a safety for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa offered the younger Taylor during March of his sophomore year at Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C., before Boston College, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and Marshall also came into the picture for the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker.

Kyle Taylor is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 22 inside linebacker prospect in the country. He's believed to be the seventh player to commit to Iowa's 2016 class and the fourth player to joins the Hawkeyes in two days.

Iowa also picked up commitments from 2016 offensive linemen Spencer Williams of Cedar Falls and Cole Banwart of Algona and 2017 defensive end Coy Kirkpatrick of Madrid.