September 29, 2009

Lowery jumps on board

Cincinnati native B.J. Lowery only made one official visit this fall with a trip to Iowa City a couple of weeks ago, but the cornerback decided that was all he needed to see. This week, the versatile 5-foot-11, 175-pounder made the call and verbally committed to the Hawkeyes.

Lowery made his official visit to Iowa the first week of September, which is when the Hawkeyes extended a scholarship offer shortly after winning their season opener. This past weekend, the Ohio native watched another Iowa victory, this time on television, as Iowa knocked off Penn State in Happy Valley on Saturday night.

Lowery, who also had an offer from Akron and recent interest from Michigan, fills a big need for the Hawkeyes at cornerback in the 2010 recruiting class. According to his coach at Cincinnati Hughes, Dennis Doppes, it is a position that suits him well.

"I've been doing this for thirty years and he's one of the best I've ever seen," said Doppes. "He's a remarkable athlete and a guy that can be a true cover corner."

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