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Deontae Craig, No. 22 DE In The Country, Announces Commitment

A general view of the Iowa Hawkeyes football stadium.

IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 12: Iowa Hawkeyes Kinnick Stadium against Michigan State Spartans November 12, 2011 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)

2020 three-star defensive end Deontae Craig has been a very popular prospect in the Midwest. After making visits to numerous Big Ten and SEC powerhouses, Craig has decided on his college choice.

On Friday, Craig took to Twitter to announce his commitment decision. He revealed that he would be attending the University of Iowa.

247Sports rates Craig as the No. 582 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 22 weak-side defensive end in the nation, and the No. 4 recruit from the state of Indiana.

In an interview with Hawkeye Insider, Craig explained his decision. He felt that Iowa's history and proficiency at developing defensive linemen was a contributing factor. He also said he was looking forward to playing for head coach Kirk Ferentz:

"Iowa they always have a great history of having really good teams and sending especially defensive linemen to the NFL... That's one of my goals to make it there one day. Coach Kirk Ferentz he's going to be a Hall of Fame coach one day. That really intrigues me about them."

Craig has made three official visits over the past few months, checking out Iowa, Indiana, and Tennessee. Other schools that have been on his radar include Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Purdue, and Northwestern

As for the Hawkeyes, the addition of Craig gives them 23 recruits in the Class of 2020.

247Sports currently ranks the class as No. 23 in the nation, and No. 4 in the Big Ten. It's poised to be their highest ranked class in years.