Jalon Peoples loves playing defense. And that's why the talented Class of 2022 Texas cornerback is interested in Iowa.
The Hawkeyes, who annually boast one of the country's top units, extended a scholarship offer to Peoples on Tuesday.
"The thing I like about Iowa is that their defense is so amazing. They have a top defense every year, and I would love to be around that," Peoples told HN.
Iowa faces formidable competition for his services. The Cedar Hill (TX) High standout lists a Top 5 of Baylor, Indiana, Nebraska, Ole Miss and Tennessee from a group of 25 reported scholarship offers.
"LeVar Woods is the one recruiting me (from Iowa). Coach Woods said I can fit in on the defense they run, and he said he would love for me to fit in their program," Peoples said.
Despite trimming his list to a Top 5 on Jan. 30, Peoples indicated in that announcement that his recruitment was open. Iowa moved into the race with its offer.
"There will be high chances I will visit Iowa. I would love to go up there," he said.
Peoples, who plans on studying Sports Medicine in college, said the next step with the Hawkeyes is building a relationship with the coaching staff.
Rivals ranks Peoples (6-0, 175) as a four-star prospect, the No. 27 cornerback nationally in '22 and the No. 36 player overall in Texas for the cycle. 247Sports sees him as a three-star, No. 33 at his position and No. 52 in his state.
Here's a look at Peoples' junior highlights: