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2023 offensive tackle Cannon Leonard commits to the Iowa Hawkeyes

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A day after receiving an offer from Iowa, Class of 2023 forward Cannon Leonard announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound offensive projectile came out of Iroquois West High School in Gilman, Illinois.

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According to 247Sport, Leonard is a two-star talent, the 149th offensive player in the country and the 73rd player from Illinois. Meanwhile, Rivals ranks Leonard as a three-star offensive gear.

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“After speaking with my family, I have decided that I will continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Iowa #SWARM23,” Leonard wrote in his Twitter announcement.

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Leonard joins three-star Leighton Jones as a hitter in the 2023 Hawkeyes class. Jones is ranked as the 31st inside offensive lineman in the country and the 5th player from Indiana. 247Sport.

Leonard also joins the athlete Zach Lutmer Central Lyon high school graduate, sportsman Aidan Hall from Harlan Community High School, edge rusher and defensive end David Kolker from North High School and running back Kendrick Rafael from Naples High School, as Iowa has been doing for the last two months.

Ahead of her talk in Iowa today, HawkeyeReport Editor Blair Sanderson of Rivals caught up with Leonard to discuss his offer from Iowa and the relationship Leonard was able to forge with Hawkeye’s offensive line coach George Barnett.

“The main thing that impressed him and the rest of the staff was that two weeks ago I really showed myself and had an amazing performance at their camp,” Leonard said. “I was surprised. Iowa has always been the school I looked up to, especially given how important offensive play is to them.”

Leonard chose Hawkeyes over others suggestions from schools such as the Army, Ball State, Florida Atlantic, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, and Western Illinois.

Thanks to the commitment, the 2023 Iowa class has grown to 12 commits in total. Look at Leonard Hoodle highlights from his junior season at Iroquois West High School, his recruiting profile, and a full list of Hawkeyes commits for 2023.

247Sports recruiting rating

Two Stars 2023 / No. 149 Offensive / No. 73 Illinois Player

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Native city

Gilman, Illinois.

Forecast position









  • Available June 20th.

  • Done June 21

Other offers

  • Army

  • Ball condition

  • Eastern Michigan

  • Eastern Illinois

  • Florida Atlantic

  • Illinois

  • Long Island

  • Northern Iowa

  • Southern Illinois

  • Western Illinois

  • Yale university


Complete Iowa Hawkeyes Commitment Tracker for 2023

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Other recent targets

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