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

November 30, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

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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.

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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.

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“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‚Äôs 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.

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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.

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