HawkeyeReport.com is reporting that Harlan defensive end Matt Hoch, a 6-foot-5, 230-pounder, has committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Hoch’s brother, Dan, is an offensive lineman at Missouri. Matt picked the Hawkeyes over Mizzou, Stanford, Iowa State and K-State.
According to Quikstats, Hoch had 96 tackles with six tackles for loss (HR had 20 tackles for loss and eight sacks).
Hoch is the Hawkeyes’ eighth commitment for the 2010 recruiting class. Seven of Iowa’s eight commits will begin their college careers on defense. Hoch is the third native Iowa, joining Solon’s James Morris and Ballard’s Austin Vier.
Iowa’s commitment list
(I always do it in the order they commit)
James Morris, LB, 6-2, 215, Solon High School
Austin Gray, LB, 6-2, 220, Fitzgerald High School (Warren, Mich.)
Jim Poggi, LB, 6-2, 215, Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.)
Anthony Ferguson, DT, 6-2, 280, Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.)
Louis Trinca-Pasat, DE, 6-3, 235, Lane Tech (Chicago)
Austin Vier, ATH, 6-7, 220, Ballard High School
Mike Hardy, DL, 6-5, 260, Kimberly High School (Appleton, Wis.)
Matt Hoch, DE, 6-5, 230, Harlan High School
I was told last week the number is 18 for this recruiting class. That can always change, but as of now, that’s the number I was told. Sounds about right.
Here’s a link from Harlan’s 2007 playoff loss against Sioux City Heelan, which was led by a back named Brandon Wegher.