LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Although the Iowa Hawkeyes will lose important pieces from the program to the NFL Draft, the reloading process has gone fairly smooth for Kirk Ferentz.With the offseason in full swing for head coaches around the country, Ferentz is on the hunt for defensive talent.The Hawkeyes currently have the No. 39 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports’ rankings.Iowa received great news yesterday when Jermari Harris announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. The three-star safety was also considering Ball State, but ultimately believes defensive coordinator Phil Parker can help develop his skills to the best of his ability. Harris spent this past weekend visiting the campus at Iowa, before revealing his commitment choice.Another recruit that visited the Hawkeyes last week could also join the program as soon as tomorrow.Three-star defensive end Taajhir McCall will select from between Army, Navy and Iowa on signing day. Unlike Harris, his decision won’t be announced on Twitter.100% C O M M I T T E D TO… pic.twitter.com/huSrN249sJ— Jermari Harris✨ (@Jermariharris25) February 4, 2019Iowa also earned a commitment for its 2020 recruiting class in the form of Logan Jones. He is now the fifth hard commit for the Hawkeyes.The three-star defensive tackle also took his decision public on social media.COMMITED? #Swarm20 pic.twitter.com/hAtiC635pm— Logan Jones (@logan_jones75) February 3, 2019While the Hawkeyes will obviously undergo a brief adjustment period for next season, the future of the program should be in safe hands.
Updated 7.43pmTHE STORM THAT left thousands without power and caused severe flooding in many areas has mostly passed, and while heavy rain is expected today, no further flooding has yet been predicted.However, a Status Yellow warning remains in place. Snow was originally forecast, although hail is now expected, falling as sleet on higher ground.The AA has warned motorists to be wary of icy conditions on the roads due to low temperatures overnight.No further flooding has yet been reported, but excess surface water remains in places.Electricity has been restored to the vast majority of customers, with the ESB predicting that the over one hundred without power this morning will see service restored by this evening.Low temperaturesTemperatures will plummet overnight to as low as minus two degrees.During the night, rain is expected to creep into the southwest yet again, with heavy rain forecast for Sunday with a chance of coastal flooding.Originally published 8.15amBattered: Your pictures of how the storm took its toll >