Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz answers a variety of questions prior to a Polk County I-Club appearance at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines. Hawk Central


Iowa's successful weekend continued Sunday, as it added its 12th recruit for the 2019 class.

Dane Belton, a three-star defensive back out of Jesuit in Tampa, Florida, committed to the Hawkeyes after his official visit to Iowa City this weekend. He announced his decision via Twitter.

Belton, who checks in at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, picked Iowa over Pitt, Indiana and Georgia Tech, among others. The Hawkeyes offered him in late May and immediately gained traction in his recruitment thanks to their reputation for producing NFL defensive backs.

The 247Sports Composite gives Belton three stars and ranks him the No. 51 safety in 2019. Rivals also gives him three stars and ranks him Florida's No. 99 prospect in the class.

According to MaxPreps, Belton recorded 56 tackles (four for loss), four interceptions and four pass break-ups last season at Jesuit. He is Iowa's second defensive back pledge in 2019, joining Illinois safety Sebastian Castro.

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 and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.