The on-field rivalry between Iowa and Minnesota may be heating up on the recruiting trail.
Three-star defensive back Trey Creamer flipped his commitment from the Golden Gophers to the Hawkeyes on Monday night, 10 days after quietly visiting Iowa City and three weeks after Iowa offered following the coaching change in Minneapolis.
Creamer is a 6-foot, 170-pound prospect from Cartersville, Ga., who was also considering Rutgers and fielded offers from more than 20 other FBS programs, including Oklahoma and Michigan State.
“After much thought, careful and prayerful consideration, I have decided to commit to the University of Iowa and will be signing a Letter of Intent on Wednesday,” Creamer posted on Twitter.
“I would like to thank coach (Kirk) Ferentz for this opportunity and to let everyone in Hawkeye Nation know I’m excited to be coming.”
Creamer is Iowa’s fourth defensive back commitment in the class of 2017 and projects as a cornerback. Iowa City High athlete Nate Wieland was also committed to another school (Northern Illinois) before switching his verbal to Iowa on Monday.
Cartersville High School has gone unbeaten and won Georgia’s Class 4A state title over the last two seasons, and Creamer led the team in rushing last fall.
Creamer reportedly did not inform new Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck about his visit to Iowa City on Jan. 20. He took his fifth and final visit last weekend to Rutgers but decided to pledge to Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker’s unit Monday.
Creamer is currently Iowa’s 17th scholarship commit to a high school player for 2017.