fbpx '21 In-State Athlete Zach Twedt Verbally commits to Hawkeyes | HawkeyeNation

’21 In-State Athlete Zach Twedt Verbally commits to Hawkeyes

November 30, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

Hawkeye Nation

A day after capping its regular season with an exciting victory at Nebraska, Iowa added a piece for its future Saturday. Story City (IA) Roland-Story athlete Zach Twedt announced on social media that he was verbally committing to the Hawkeyes.

Twedt (6-3, 220) verbally pledged to Iowa State in January before reopening his recruitment on Nov. 10. Iowa offered him a scholarship after a camp in June, and he visited campus the following month for a recruiting tailgater. He returned for a game against Rutgers in early September.

“In the end, I just really thought it would be the right place to me. Everything about the University of Iowa is outstanding. To sum it all up, it is the best place that reflects the culture of the state of Iowa, and that is a unique aspect that can’t be found anywhere else,” Twedt told HN.

Continue reading below

Related In HawkeyeNation Forums

As a junior, Twedt racked up 113.5 tackles (80 solo, 3 for loss) as a linebacker. He added 734 combined rushing and receiving yards with six touchdowns.

The Hawkeyes see Twedt as an athletic linebacker. That could change depending on how his body develops and team needs.

Continue reading below

“The Iowa fans will be getting another great Iowa farm boy that works his butt off for everything; a player that is going to be a leader on the field and on the campus. Not only that, but you will always catch me trying to do what I can in order to improve someone’s life or day,” he said.

Twedt became Iowa’s sixth verbal commitment in the 2021 recruiting class. He joined Bettendorf lineman Griffin Liddle and Justice Sullivan, a linebacker from Minnesota, in making his decision during the last week.

“Saturday was a fantastic feeling, as I spoke with the coaches, I mentioned several times that it almost seemed impossible to wipe the smile off my face,” Twedt said.

Continue reading below

Rivals and 247 rank Twedt as a three-star prospect. The latter sees him as the No. 7 player in the state for the ’21 cycle.

Trending in Forums View All >

HawkeyeNation Archives View All >

Hawkeye Nation

Looking at Performances of 1st-Year Starting QBs During Kirk Ferentz Era

Rick Brown

May 29, 2020

Reviewing new Hawkeye signal callers during the last two decades.

Hawkeye Nation

Hawkeyes Add Troy to ’24 Schedule, Adjust ’23 Slate

Athletic Communications

May 29, 2020

Iowa completes lineup of future football matchups.

Hawkeye Nation

Iowa AD Gary Barta Planning for Full Kinnick Stadium in 2020

Rob Howe

May 28, 2020

Head of Hawkeye athletic department charting course to allowing into venue all fans that choose to be there up to capacity.

Hawkeye Nation

Top In-State Safety Xavier Nwankpa Building Relationship with Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

May 28, 2020

’22 Southeast Polk defensive back continues connecting with Iowa through dead period.

Hawkeye Nation

HN Mailbag Podcast 5-27-20: Football Succession Plan, All-Time Starting 5

Rob Howe

May 27, 2020

Answering HN user questions from message boards and social media platforms.

Hawkeye Nation

Iowa Under Ferentz A Fertile Ground for Tight Ends

Rick Brown

May 27, 2020

Hawkeyes excel on college level, move on to success in NFL.

Hawkeye Nation

Iowa Football Remains Well Positioned for Connecticut WR Skyler Bell

Rob Howe

May 26, 2020

Hawkeyes continue working on wideout target.

Hawkeye Nation

How Hawkeyes Have Rebounded Nicely from Forgettable Finish in ’14

Rick Brown

May 26, 2020

Iowa has won 47 games during the last five seasons, the most in any five-year stretch in program history.

TOP