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Chase Brackney commits to Iowa

Defensive end Chase Brackney committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday.
Defensive end Chase Brackney committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday.

The Iowa Hawkeyes landed a new commitment in the Class of 2023 on Monday from Colorado defensive end Chase Brackney.

"Iowa checked all the boxes," Brackney told HawkeyeReport.com. "It was just a perfect fit."

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Brackney, who visited Iowa City on January 23, chose the Hawkeyes over scholarship offers from Nebraska, USC, California, Colorado, Oregon State, Utah State, Colorado State, New Mexico State, and Eastern Michigan.

"All the schools I was talking to were really nice to me and respectful, but Iowa just felt like home," said Brackney. "When you know, you know."

It was Brackney's visit to Iowa's junior day on January 23 that ultimately made up his mind as he felt Iowa City was a good fit both on and off the field.

"The big thing for me was the academic side of things," Brackney said. "I really liked the academic structure for the athletes. Second, I liked that all the facilities where close by and easy access. Third, the coaching staff has been together for many years. The head coach has been there 20-plus years. I knew this was a football program I could truly commit to. Last, but not least, the true icing on the cake for me was that the visitor’s have a pink locker room."

Overall, Brackney is the fourth commitment for Iowa, joining quarterback Marco Lainez, defensive tackle Maddux Borcherding-Johnson, and linebacker Ben Kueter in the Class of 2023 for the Hawkeyes.

"I’m going to take this opportunity of a lifetime that Iowa blessed me with and make my coaches and family proud," said Brackney.

As a junior, Brackney finished the season with 82 tackles and four sacks for Cherry Creek High School, which also produced current Hawkeye Alex Padilla.

See highlights from Brackney's junior year at Cherry Creek in the video below.