Lukas Van Ness Chooses Hawkeyes

June 23, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

IOWA CITY, Iowa – On Friday, Lukas Van Ness announced he’d picked up an Iowa scholarship offer. Two days later the Barrington (IL) High defensive end was a Hawkeye.

Van Ness announced on social media Sunday afternoon that he would be Iowa’s 18th known member of the 2020 recruiting class. He was on campus for an official visit this weekend.

Van Ness (6-5, 240) also reported scholarship offers from Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota and others. He camped at Iowa last weekend and also visited in early March.

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Iowa projects five members of the cycle on the defensive line. Van Ness joins Yahya Black, Logan Jones, Isaiah Bruce and Michael Lois in that distinction.

With the Van Ness pledge, the Hawkeyes have secured five commitments from Illinois in this class.

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Rivals and 247 rank Van Ness as a three-star prospect. The former sees him as the No. 18 player in his state for ’20, while the latter puts him at No. 24.

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Here’s a look at Van Ness’ junior highlights:

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