Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes have been very busy this weekend. They've been hosting a large swath of recruits this weekend, and it would appear their efforts have been paying off.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, defensive end Lukas Van Ness announced he would be joining Iowa in 2020. Van Ness is the fifth recruit to give his commitment to Iowa this weekend, joining Connor Colby, A.J. Lawson, Jay Higgins, and Brenden Deasfernandes.
247Sports rates Van Ness as a three-star prospect and the No. 1087 prospect in the country. He is the No. 56 strong-side defensive end in the nation, and the No. 19 prospect from the state of Illinois.
With the addition of Van Ness, Iowa's Class of 2020 now consists of 18 recruits. The number is the second-highest in the Big Ten Conference, behind only Minnesota's 19.
247Sports has the Hawkeyes' Class of 2020 ranked No. 21 in the nation as of writing, which would make it one of the most prolific in recent memory.
The class is also ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten, behind only Ohio State and Michigan - who both had equally stellar recruiting weekends.
Iowa's 2020 class is headlined by four-star, in-state defensive end Logas Jones along with four-star pro-style quarterback Deuce Hogan.