It's been a while -- about a month, in fact -- since our last recruiting update, but Iowa football added another verbal commitment to is 2013 haul on Friday, landing Minnesota defensive back Malik Rucker. Rucker's a universal 3* recruit who chose Iowa over offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and several mid-major programs. He doesn't have "wow" measurables -- he's listed at 6-0, 175 lbs. and his (fake) 40 time was 4.48 -- but he was quite productive as a junior: 83 tackles and two interceptions.
He's listed at S by a few sites (and he spent plenty of time in that role in high school), but that might be a stretch in his current form. 175 is pretty light for a safety in the Big