Aaron Witt came to Iowa City in June for a camp and earned a scholarship offer. The Class of 2020 defensive end returned to town last weekend for the program’s annual recruiting tailgate.
One of the main factors prospects look for in a school is how well they mesh with the staff. The Hawkeyes are off to a good start in that regard with the Minnesota defensive end.
“I really liked the coaches. They were really easy to approach and ask questions to,” Witt told HN. “They have been around and succeeded and they know what works with their players.”
Witt (6-5, 230) spent a lot of time talking with assistant defensive line coach Kelvin Bell and Tim Polasek, who recruits Minnesota for the Hawkeyes.
“They told me that I would fit there because what kind of kid I am and how I handle myself,” Witt said.
Iowa and Iowa State both offered Witt after he camped at the respective schools in June. A new program entered the picture recently and could present stiff competition.
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“I just took a visit to Minnesota and received an offer from them,” Witt said of his home-state school.
Witt (6-5, 230) isn’t in a rush to end his recruiting process. He wants to learn more about his suitors and grow the relationships with the staffs. He’ll do that again with Iowa in the near future.
“I’m planning on getting to a game in September,” he said.
The 247 network ranks Witt as the 19th best strong-side defensive end in the 2020 recruiting class. The service sees him as the No. 4 overall player in the state of Minnesota for the cycle.
Last season, Witt totaled 57 tackles, 12 of which resulted in lost yardage. He added five sacks. As a tight end, he caught nine passes for 148 yards.
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