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Hawks pick up second recruit of the weekend

[ 0 ] March 9, 2014 |

Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery has struggled to win games lately, but that hasn’t stopped him from winning recruiting battles.

The Hawkeyes picked up their second verbal commitment over the weekend with high school junior small forward Brandon Hutton committing Sunday, according to online reports. The 6-foot-6 Hutton, who attends DeLaSalle High School in Chicago, is thought to be the first player from the 2015 class to commit to Iowa.

His commitment came less than 24 hours after junior college point guard Trey Dickerson announced on Twitter that he had committed to Iowa.

Hutton and Dickerson both attended Iowa’s 66-63 loss to Illinois on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was Iowa’s fifth loss in its last six games.

Hutton is ranked as a three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com. He had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, West Virginia, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State, Loyola of Chicago and St. Francis.

The earliest Hutton could sign a letter of intent would be during the early signing period in November of his senior year.

Dickerson is expected to sign with Iowa next month and will join the team next season with three seasons of eligibility.

College coaches are prohibited under NCAA ruels from commenting publicly on a specific recruit until the recruit has signed a national letter of intent.

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About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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