Hawkeyes Flip Yahweh Jeudy from Kansas State

December 18, 2018

Written by Rob Howe

There aren’t many people moving from Florida to Iowa for the weather. Count Yahweh Jeudy among that group.

The Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons linebacker is heading north for football. He sees Iowa as the best place for him to do so.

Jeudy announced Tuesday night that he was verbally committed to the Hawkeyes. He was expected to sign a national letter of intent when the early signing period kicked off Wednesday morning. He officially visited the school this past weekend.

He flipped his commitment from Kansas State, which saw Bill Snyder retire as head coach earlier this month. That opened the door for Iowa, even if it’s cold in the winter.

“I will be freezing my butt off, for sure, coming from Florida, so expect to hear me complaining,” Jeudy joked.

He saw enough good things in Iowa City that he’s willing to buy winter clothes. He knew he would be a Hawkeye during his visit.

“After meeting most of the players and coaches, it felt right. They’re very kind-hearted, genuine people with a burning desire to fight for Hawkeye Nation,” Jeudy said.

He had no doubts putting pen to paper and joining.

“I’m comfortable because my parents, former coaches and I know I will be in good hands in a good place,” he said.

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Jeudy likes that the Iowa coaches are honest. The program philosophy fits him.

“Hawkeye Nation can expect authenticity from me. What you see is what you get,” he said.

Jeudy enjoyed learning about the history of the Hawkeyes from Nile Kinnick to agriculture in the state. A saying from former defensive coordinator Norm Parker also resonated with him.

“I learned that boys do what they want. Men do what’s needed to be done,” he said.

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Jeudy really connected with current defensive coordinator Phil Parker, he told HN following his official visit.

Kansas State received a verbal commitment from him in early July. He found out that things can change and life can throw you curveballs.

“I learned you must do what’s best for you at the end of the day. Everyone is just a distracting voice. You’re the only one living it,” he said.

Jeudy will bring clear goals with him to Iowa City for his true freshman season

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“I want to show my work ethic and get to know everyone,” he said.

He’s planning on being a Marketing major.

Jeudy is the 18th known verbal commitment in Iowa’s ’19 recruiting class.

Here’s a look at Jeudy’s junior highlights:

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