Four-star RB Gavin Williams commits to the Iowa Hawkeyes

Matthew Bain
Hawk Central

Iowa has landed the Register’s No. 1 in-state prospect for 2020.

Gavin Williams, the four-star running back who had become a major target for Iowa and Iowa State, committed to the Hawkeyes Friday night, his mother, Kori Williams, told the Register. Williams also posted his commitment on his Snapchat.

Williams held other offers from Michigan and Nebraska, as well as interest from Notre Dame. He transferred to Dowling Catholic over the winter break after playing his first three seasons at Southeast Polk. 

Sep 15, 2017; Southeast Polk Rams RB Gavin Williams has a long run against  Ankeny Centennial at Ram Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-For The Herald

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247Sports gives Williams four stars and ranks him 193rd in the 2020 class, and 18th among running backs in the class. Rivals gives him three stars.

Williams becomes the fourth known 2020 Hawkeye recruit. He is also the second four-star get, according to 247Sports, joining Texas quarterback Deuce Hogan.

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_.