Kenosha, Wis. running back Melvin Gordon confirmed to Hawkeyeinsider.com on Sunday night that he verbally committed to play football at the University of Iowa.
The Class of 2011 member unofficially visited the Iowa City campus on Sunday and told the Iowa coaches he was ready.
Scout.com ranks the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Gordon as a three-star prospect on its five-star scale. He service rats him as the 38th best player at his position nationally.
Gordon chose Iowa ahead of scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Illiois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Syracuse, Tennessee, Washington State and Wisconsin.
Gordon gives Iowa its 14th known verbal commitment in the 2011 class. He represents the ninth player projected to play on the offensive side of the ball.
Gordon still was visiting with the Iowa coaches Sunday night and requested to be interviewed by Hawkeye Insider on Monday. I will post the story shortly after we speak to the newest Hawkeye.
The Bradford High product Gordon finished his junior season with 96 carries for 1,060 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.