2020 wide receiver Diante Vines had plenty of offers from Division I schools, but only a few from the Power Five. But this past week he decided to take an offer from one of the biggest schools on his list.
On Wednesday, Vines announced on Twitter that he would be committing to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Vines had only a handful of offers from Power Five schools, along with the ACC’s Syracuse and Boston College.
Final Destination… IOWA!! I’m home
247Sports rates Vines as a three-star prospect and the No. 1662 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 232 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 11 prospect from the state of Connecticut.
— Diante Vines🤩 (@diantev22) July 3, 2019
In an interview with Hawkeye Report, Vines explained that the combination of athletics and academics led to his decision.
“Iowa just provided me the best chance to get where I want to be both athletically and academically,” Vines told HawkeyeReport.com. “I feel they can put me in the best spot to excel for many years to come.”
Last year at The Taft School, Vines caught 51 passes for 602 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The addition of Vines gives Iowa 21 commitments in the Class of 2020. The class is currently ranked No. 20 in the country by 247Sports, making it one of the highest ranked Iowa classes in years.
Iowa went 8-4 in the regular season last year, but finished the season with an upset win over Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl to finish 9-4 overall.