Iowa secures fourth hoops commit in 2015 class

Rick Brown
Fran McCaffery adds fourth recruit in Class of 2015 Sunday

Isaiah Moss tweeted a picture of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, his future basketball home, on Sunday night.

Earlier in the day, the 6-foot-5 small forward from Simeon High School in Chicago, committed to the Hawkeyes and coach Fran McCaffery during his official visit. Moss also attended Iowa's 92-51 exhibition victory over Northwood University.

Moss, who was offered by both Iowa and Iowa State last week, and had already made official visits to Rhode Island, DePaul and Pittsburgh, became the fourth member of the Hawkeyes' class of 2015. He is also the second player from Chicago, once a fertile recruiting area for the Iowa program, in the class.

Moss joins Brandon Hutton, 6-5 small forward from Chicago DeLaSalle; Andrew Fleming, a 6-4 small guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.; and Ahmad Wagner, a 6-7 power forward from Huber Heights, Ohio, in the Class of 2015. All four players are expected to sign during the fall period that starts Nov. 12.

Iowa still has one ride remaining in the class and is expected to use it on a frontcourt player.

Moss came off the bench for Simeon last season. But his strong summer on the AAU circuit improved his stock, made him one of the top 10 prospects in the state of Illinois by several scouting services and drew attention from a lot of college programs. Moss had 10 Division I offers at the time of his commitment.

"He has come a long way in the last six months," Simeon coach Robert Smith told the Chicago Tribune on Sunday. "He grew up some and is starting to put everything together. I think his best basketball is ahead of him."

Moss is one of three Simeon players to commit to Big Ten schools. Forward Ed Morrow selected Nebraska over Iowa. Another forward, D.J. Williams, will sign with Illinois.