Elite in-state QB Max Duggan commits to TCU over Minnesota
The state's highest-profile 2019 recruit has picked a school.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central quarterback Max Duggan committed to TCU on Sunday. He announced his decision via Twitter.
Duggan, a four-star quarterback who the 247Sports Composite ranks the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the class, ultimately picked TCU over Minnesota.
He also held offers from a seemingly endless list of Power Five and powerhouse schools, including Iowa, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State, Tennessee, Penn State, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon and a whole bunch more that offered Duggan during a recruitment that sky-rocketed after his junior season.
Duggan finished his injury-shortened junior campaign with 1,299 total yards (748 passing yards; 551 rushing yards) and 17 total touchdowns.
The 247Sports Composite ranks Duggan the No. 3 prospect in Iowa behind Hawkeye recruits Tyler Endres and Ezra Miller. Rivals ranks Duggan the state's top 2019 prospect.
Duggan was a target for Iowa and Iowa State. But the in-state programs have been thought to be the underdogs for the past several months.
Or, put another way: Hawkeyes and Cyclones coaches aren't kicking themselves too hard right now. Of course they would have loved to land Duggan. But, at this point, that didn't seem realistic.
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_.