Addison Ostrenga committed to Iowa Baseball last summer. Friday, he switched that pledge to the Hawkeye Football program after it offered him a scholarship last week.
I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to further my academic and football career at The University of Iowa! I want to thank my family for all of their sacrifices, as well as my coaches and teammates for their support through this process🐤🏈 #Swarm22 #GOHAWKEYES pic.twitter.com/Rc7uzkQucs— Addison Ostrenga (@AddisonOstrenga) July 16, 2021
The tight end from Sun Prairie (WI) High became Iowa Football's eighth known verbal commitment in the 2022 recruiting class. He's the first player at the position the Hawkeyes have added since bringing in Luke Lachey and Elijah Yelverton in the '20 cycle.
Ostrenga spoke with HN earlier this week about choosing between baseball and football. He helped Sun Prairie win a state baseball championship this month and the football team finish 6-0 in the spring.
"It was a tough decision to make, especially after making strong connections with the baseball staff. After this past spring football season I had, I knew wanted to give college football a chance, and I felt confident in my abilities," Ostrenga told HN.
Ostrenga caught 19 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns in a COVID-19 shortened junior season. He added 29 tackles (3 for loss) and forced a fumble.
New offensive line coach George Barnett led the Hawkeyes' pursuit of Ostrenga, who visited campus twice last month. The first stop included a camp, where he showed the staff he was a Power 5-level player.
"My goals going into my senior year are to become as fast and as strong as I can and to develop my blocking skills as a TE," Ostrenga said.