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Texas QB Deuce Hogan commits to Iowa

First commit in Hawkeyes' Class of 2020

Kinnick Stadium in an aerial photograph in Iowa City on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Kinnick Stadium in an aerial photograph in Iowa City on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Iowa has received the first verbal commitment in its Class of 2020 recruiting class.

Grapevine, Texas, quarterback Deuce Hogan announced Friday on Twitter he has committed to the Hawkeyes.

Hogan, 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, is a 3-star recruit in the 247Sports Composite, given 3 stars by both 247Sports and Rivals. He’s ranked 15th nationally among pro-style QBs in the 247sports Composite and No. 48 overall in Texas.

“Nothing better than getting your gunslinger right out of the gate!” Iowa director of recruiting Tyler Barnes tweeted after Hogan’s announcement.


Hogan threw for 2,716 yards and 29 touchdowns as a sophomore for Faith Christian last fall.

Hogan had nine other offers, according to 247Sports: Baylor, Boston College, Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State, Syracuse and Tulsa. He reportedly made unofficial visits to Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Iowa and Baylor -- about 110 miles south of his hometown in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“You only get the chance to commit to play college football one time, and that’s a big decision,” Hogan said in a video he tweeted. “For all big decisions, you have to have the right formula, whether that be the formula for winning a state title or choosing your future spouse or, in this case, choosing your future school. Here’s my formula for choosing my future school.

“The first thing I did was ask God, ‘where can I be used the best? Where can I impact the most people? Where can I change the most lives?’ The second thing I asked was about the people, the relationships. Relationships are a huge part of life. And the last part of this formula is different than most of my formulas. It was whether or not I could throw a football. That formula is why I’m going to be committing to play football at the University of Iowa. Go Hawks.”

The Hawkeyes dipped into Texas for their Class of 2017 quarterback recruit as well, signing Peyton Mansell, who is now a redshirt freshman. Iowa didn’t sign any Texans last year.

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Iowa grabbed a Class of 2019 quarterback commit two weeks ago in Alex Padilla of Englewood, Colo.

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