Iowa Hawkeyes land Georgia three-star RB Tyler Goodson

Matthew Bain
Hawk Central

In a long-expected move, Georgia three-star running back Tyler Goodson announced his commitment to Iowa on Tuesday. He becomes the Hawkeyes' 14th recruit for the 2019 class.

Iowa football assistant coach Derrick Foster works with the running backs during a spring football practice on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Iowa football performance center in Iowa City.

Goodson picked Iowa over Wake Forest and West Virginia among his final three. It's long been thought that Goodson had already given a silent verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes, however, which would explain why they canceled a visit with Illinois four-star running back Jirehl Brock. 

A teammate of Iowa freshman linebacker Jayden McDonald's at North Gwinnett, Goodson piled up 1,437 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. He also added 305 receiving yards. His size (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) and skill set draw comparisons to former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley.

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The 247Sports Composite gives Goodson three stars and ranks him the No. 40 running back in 2019. Rivals also gives him three stars and ranks him as the No. 13 all-purpose back in the class.

Running backs coach Derrick Foster did good work here, and his southern ties paid off. Goodson took his official to Iowa City for the spring game and always held the Hawkeyes in high regard.

Iowa is now likely done recruiting running backs for this class. 

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_.