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Lomax commits to play for Iowa

[ 9 ] January 31, 2011 |

Jordan Lomax put an end to his recruiting process Monday night when the Maryland defensive back announced his commitment to Iowa.

Now the 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback prospect can concentrate on another recruiting task — getting a couple of his teammates to come along.

“Trust me,” Lomax said, “I’m trying my best.”

Lomax is one of three players Iowa targeted from DeMatha Catholic High School. The Hawkeyes also have been in pursuit of offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio and defensive lineman Darian Cooper after landing running back Marcus Coker last year from the school in Hyattsville, Md.

“It’s a nice pipeline from DeMatha to Iowa that’s starting,” Lomax said. “I hope the tradition continues.”

Lomax said Kouandjio and Cooper plan to announce where they’re headed Wednesday, when the national signing period begins.

Lomax originally planned to sign with Virginia. He committed to the Cavaliers in April. He said Iowa entered the picture in December, and the Hawkeyes gave him a lot to think about with the possibility of playing in the same secondary as his friend, Nico Law, a safety prospect from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md.

“The University of Iowa is the school that benefits my academic and football interests the best,” Lomax said. “It has a great coaching staff, great teammates, great fan base, great city; I just loved it.”

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