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Hawkeyes land top in-state recruit, four-star DE John Waggoner

Four-star DE John Waggoner is going to be a Hawkeye.

Four-star defensive end John Waggoner is staying home. After landing scholarship offers from all across the country this past year, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Waggoner found the right fit in Iowa City with the Hawkeyes. Today, the state's top prospect officially gave his verbal commitment to the Iowa coaching staff.

"Iowa just felt like home to me and I was ready to make that decision," Waggoner told HawkeyeReport.com.

During the recruiting process, Waggoner picked up offers from the likes of Ohio State, Penn State, LSU, Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida, UCLA, Michigan, Michigan State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Indiana, Kansas State, and Iowa State in addition to Iowa.

As a senior, Waggoner finished with 27 tackles, 12.5 TFL, and 5.5 sacks as he helped West Des Moines Dowling win their 5th consecutive state championship in Class 4A.

Overall, Waggoner is commitment No. 15 for the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Class of 2018.

Read a full Q&A with Waggoner about his decision here: Waggoner discusses decision