MN DE Aaron Witt Talks About Earning Iowa Offer at Camp

July 4, 2018

Written by Rob Howe

Aaron Witt didn’t wait around for scholarship offers. He went out and earned them.

The Class of 2020 defensive lineman from Winona (MN) High camped at Iowa last month. He was determined to impress the coaches. It payed off in a scholarship offers.

“I was very excited when I received the offer,” Witt told HN. “I’ve watched Iowa play in the Big Ten and I’ve seen their players play in the NFL. So, I thought that was special that maybe one day I can do the same.”

He also picked up an offer from Iowa State at a summer camp. He said his coach has heard from Minnesota, South Dakota State and North Dakota State. He’s scheduled a camp with the Golden Gophers on July 28.

College coaches can’t directly contact prospects until Sept. 1 of their junior year. Witt (6-6, 235) is likely to hear more from them from that date forward.

As a sophomore, Witt recorded 57 tackles, 12 of which resulted in lost yardage, and five sacks. He also caught nine passes for 148 yards as a tight end.

The Hawkeye staff told Witt it liked his speed and quickness along with his frame. He enjoyed getting feedback after performing in front of the coaches.

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“The camp was great. I learned new pass rush moves and some different drills that I could bring back to my high school program,” he said.

Witt likes what he’s learned about the Hawkeyes.

“I know they are a developmental program so they will make you the very best you can be. They also value toughness, hard work and love of the game, and I love that,” he said.

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Assistant Tim Polasek is leading Iowa’s recruitment of Witt.

“Coach Polasek is very energetic and an in-your-face type of coach. Football is an in-your-face type of game so seeing him coach at the camp raised my energy. I really think he’s a great coach,” he said.

Witt isn’t rushing his recruitment but he also doesn’t want to drag it out.

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“Through the recruiting process, I’m looking for the perfect fit. I want to find a place that feels like home. I want to make a decision by next spring, at least,” he said.

Here’s a look at Witt’s sophomore highlights:

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