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’20 Council Bluffs DT Logan Jones Commits to Hawkeyes

February 3, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

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Iowa jumped in early with a scholarship offer for Logan Jones. It extended him the opportunity a year ago and built a relationship with the Council Bluffs Lewis Central defensive tackle.

Sunday, the work paid off. Jones announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes.

“I committed there because I felt like it was the right time. I’ve known for awhile I wanted to be there I just had to make it official,” Jones told HN.

As a junior, Jones (6-3, 240) totaled 49 tackles, including 22 solo stops for loss and 3.5 assisted tackles for loss. He also racked up 8.5 sacks.

Jones reported offers from Iowa State and Minnesota. Nebraska, Michigan State, Purdue, Notre Dame and others showed interest.

Rivals and 247 both rank Jones as a three-star prospect. Rivals sees him as the No. 28 strong-side defensive end nationally in the 2020 class and the No. 2 prospect overall in the state. Twenty Four Seven pegs him as the No. 33 defensive tackle in the country and No. 3 in Iowa.

Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan, who also recruits the state for the program, identified Jones early in the recruiting process. He wasn’t alone. Minnesota offered a scholarship during the summer of 2017 and Iowa State stepped forward that September.

In the end, Morgan impressed him the most.

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“Coach Morgan is an awesome person and coach. He made me feel comfortable and it was so easy to talk to him. He came to the school to visit me the most and made me feel the best,” Jones said.

Iowa played host to Jones on multiple campus visits. He became familiar with the program and system.

“I didn’t really look at how I’d fit in on the defense. I just looked at if the coaches could make me better and if I would be getting a good education,” he said.

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Jones became the fifth known verbal commitment in the Hawkeyes’ 2020 recruiting class. He joined in-state running back Gavin Williams from West Des Moines Dowling Catholic, Texas quarterback Deuce Hogan, and fellow defensive linemen Michael Lois (Wisconsin) and Isaiah Bruce (Illinois).

Like the others in the group, Jones can relax knowing his college choice has been made.

“It feels good having made this decision. I have a lot of supporters and I have a whole bunch of stress taken off of me, it feels like,” he said.

Here’s a look at Jones’ junior highlights:

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