Allen High Defensive Coordinator Cory Cain and school athletics director Steve Williams confirmed on Friday morning that a linebacker at their school, Melvin Spears, verbally committed to the University of Iowa.
Spears, Scout.com's 53rd ranked middle linebacker in the Class of 2011, officially visited Iowa City last weekend for the Penn State game. Scout.com rates him as a three-star recruit on it's five-star scale.
Allen ranks as one of the top programs in the talent-rich state of Texas. The Eagles are 5-0 this season.
HawkeyeInsider.com has left messages for Spears and will bring you more on his commitment.