Another Texas four-star prospect has given Iowa another football recruiting punch.
At least the Hawkeyes saw this one coming.
Chevin Calloway, a coveted cornerback from Dallas, finally confirmed he decommitted from Iowa on Tuesday, according to multiple sources.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior from Bishop Dunne High School had violated Iowa’s “no-visit” recruiting policy while also criticizing his communication with the coaching staff in recent weeks. Running back Eno Benjamin decommitted two weeks ago amid similar visit concerns.
“It was weird to be honest,” Calloway told Scout.com last month. “I have the head coaches at Arkansas and Ole Miss calling me weekly and we can’t even get my position coach at Iowa to get on the phone with me.
“You want to go where you feel wanted.”
The NCAA prohibits coaches from commenting on unsigned recruits.
Calloway is the No. 113 player nationally according to the 247 Sports Composite. The Under Armour All-American is most highly-rated by Rivals.com, which lists him No. 86 nationally and No. 8 at cornerback. Like the Benjamin decommitment, it is likely to drop Iowa’s class of 2017 mark considerably.
Calloway has already taken visits to Texas and Nebraska and plans to add Arkansas and Ole Miss to that list. Top schools among his scholarship offers include: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA and Wisconsin.
Five-star defensive end A.J. Epenesa from Edwardsville, Ill. still headlines Iowa’s 2017 group, which currently has 15 verbal commitments.
National Signing Day for football begins Feb. 1, 2017.