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. Chad Leistikow, Hawk Central
Iowa has landed a longtime 2019 target.
Justin Britt, a three-star offensive lineman from Indianapolis, committed to the Hawkeyes during his official visit on Saturday. He made his decision public via Twitter on Sunday.
The Hawkeyes identified Britt (6-foot-4, 286 pounds) as a priority recruit when they offered him last June. There was always clear mutual interest. Britt was teammates with Iowa freshman Julius Brents at Warren Central, and he had already visited Iowa City multiple times before this weekend's official.
Britt had an impressive list of other suitors and interested parties, though. He'd just visited Ohio State last week (although he didn't receive a Buckeyes offer) and took an official to Purdue last weekend. He also held offers from Arizona, Washington State, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri and Vanderbilt, among others.
But the strong relationship with Iowa coaches, as well as the school's reputation for producing NFL linemen, proved to seal the deal in the end.
The 247Sports Composite gives Britt three stars and ranks him the No. 17 offensive guard in 2019. Rivals also gives Britt three stars and ranks him the No. 48 offensive tackle in the class.
Britt gives Iowa its 13th recruit for the class. His commitment came minutes after the Hawkeyes got their 12th 2019 recruit in Tampa defensive back Dane Belton.
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_.