Hawkeyes end 2017 recruiting drought with receiver Max Cooper

Chris Cuellar

Iowa's 2017 recruiting board added no new names from the start of the 2016 regular season until the end of it.

But the dry spell since Florida defensive back Josh Turner committed in August ended on Wednesday afternoon.

Wide receiver Max Cooper from Waukesha, Wis., flipped from Central Michigan to a verbal commitment with the Hawkeyes, becoming the 14th commit in the current class. 
Cooper is a 6-foot, 175-pound target and rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports. The multi-sport athlete won a Wisconsin Division III football championship with Waukesha's Catholic Memorial High School this season. 
He originally committed to the Chippewas in July. 
According to Rivals, his other offers included Air Force, North Dakota and South Dakota. Cooper is the second receiver in Iowa's 2017 class, behind Mississippi native Brandon Smith, but the first commit from Wisconsin. 
National Signing Day for 2017 football prospects is Feb. 2.

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Catholic Memorial's Max Cooper hauls in  a touchdown pass against Notre Dame de la Baie Academy during the Division 3  2016 WIAA State football championship game  at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, Friday, November 18, 2016. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM    ORG XMIT: 20090215A