Iowa lands its third three-star Illinois TE in Sam LaPorta

Matthew Bain
Hawk Central

Iowa has added to an already strong 2019 class of tight ends.

Sam LaPorta, a three-star prospect out of Highland, Illinois, committed to the Hawkeyes on Tuesday, a source confirmed to the Register.

LaPorta picked up his Iowa offer last week and took an official visit to Iowa City over the weekend. He chose the Hawkeyes over Central Michigan and Bowling Green, where he also officially visited.

247Sports gives LaPorta (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) three stars. It ranks him as the No. 766 overall prospect in 2019 and the No. 34 tight end. He joins Illinois three-star Logan Lee and fellow Illinois three-star Josiah Miamen as Iowa's 2019 trio of tight ends.

Rivals' Blair Sanderson was first to report LaPorta's commitment.

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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_.