Iowa adds three-star linebacker

Early summer interest has turned into a full commitment for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Back in June, Iowa brought an offer to three-star inside linebacker Aaron Mends (Kansas City, Mo./Winnetonka). Two months later, the 6-foot-1, 204-pound senior became the 12th commitment in the 2014 class for the Hawkeyes, choosing Iowa over Iowa State.

The addition of Mends shows just how serious coach Kirk Ferentz is about filling the middle of the Hawkeyes’ defense.