The five-star recruit holds offers from Michigan State, Indiana, Kentucky and others. Ralan Wardlaw / IndyStar
Iowa will close its June recruiting period with a big-time visit.
Five-star forward Keion Brooks has scheduled an unofficial visit with the Hawkeyes on June 27, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told the Register.
247Sports ranks Brooks, a Fort Wayne, Indiana, product, the No. 7 prospect in 2019. He's considering Iowa alongside the rest of the schools in his top 10: Michigan, Michigan State, Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA, Georgetown and Purdue.
Of all the Hawkeyes' lofty 2019 recruiting targets, Brooks (6-foot-8, 185 pounds) could be the most ambitious. But Brooks' expected visit this week to Iowa City underscores that the Hawkeyes are in this race.
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Assistant coach Andrew Francis has been developing a relationship with the Brooks family for several years. That relationship was a big reason Iowa secured an in-home visit with Brooks in April, when the family strengthened its relationship with Fran McCaffery, too.
Brooks recently played alongside Iowa recruit Patrick McCaffery and Iowa targets D.J. Carton and Trayce Jackson-Davis at the U18 National Team Trials. Fran McCaffery was on hand in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to watch all four.
Matthew Bain covers college football and basketball recruiting for the Des Moines Register. He also helps out with Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball coverage for HawkCentral and Cyclone Insider. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.