Iowa’s 2025 recruiting class took a major blow on Tuesday when Rivals250 offensive lineman Nick Brooks announced he was decommitting from the Hawkeyes via a post on X (formerly Twitter) – also adding that his recruitment is now 100% open.
Brooks originally chose Iowa from a top five that also included Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida State on Sept. 8. The four-star’s pledge appeared to be as solid as they come until a Nov. 2 post announcing an offer from Texas Tech surfaced and left many wondering if the massive offensive lineman was shopping around. Brooks took things a step further by visiting Lubbock over the weekend – a move that was quickly followed by today’s announcement.
I was a little surprised when Brooks announced his offer from Texas Tech because it didn’t seem in line with the way he had gone about his recruitment in the past. I was actually shocked when I found out that he was taking things a step further and visiting Texas Tech over the weekend. I am fully aware it is common practice for commits to announce new offers and go on visits, but brooks seemed legitimately locked in with Iowa saying “It’s a dream come true” when he committed.
I am interested to see if this recruitment ends with a quick flip or if it drags on for some time. Iowa could remain a player once they sort things out with the offensive staff. The other schools in Brooks original top five will likely be considered as well, but everything points to Texas Tech as being the main contender as things stand today. The fact that Brooks decommitted just days after visiting Lubbock combined with his close relationship to current Red Raider Miles Thompson could make Texas Tech really hard to beat.