By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Until early November, three-star athlete Zach Twedt was verbally committed to Iowa State.
Twedt, a native of Story City, Iowa, now is headed the Cyclones’ in-state rival Iowa after announcing his commitment to the Hawkeyes on Saturday.
The 6-foot-3, 216-pound Twedt had no shortage of words when describing his commitment to Iowa.
“In the end, I just really thought it would be the right place for me,” Twedt said. “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. That is truly how I would describe the culture. I think it is the best culture in the country, as stated earlier, the Iowan culture is something that can’t be found anywhere else.
“Not many people grow up having the hard work ethic of a farmer. Have to do the daily tasks and work around Mother Nature is something that not many can do, and I feel like Iowa is great at recruiting people with this style of background and work ethic. It is a great culture that is so special and unique, and I truly feel it is a prioritized variable that leads to Iowa’s success.”
After his de-commitment from Iowa State, it took Twedt very little time to decide that Iowa was the place for him.
“It was sure in the front of my mind,” Twedt said. “Iowa had spoken with me before the de-commitment and it was only a matter of weeks before I officially decided that Iowa was the best fit for me.”
Though listed as an athlete, Twedt said that his most likely position at Iowa will be at linebacker but that could change depending on how he grows.
Twedt is the sixth player, and fourth Iowa native, to commit to Iowa’s 2021 recruiting class.
Iowa's 2021 recruiting class
Gennings Dunker, OL, 6-5, 275, Lena, Ill.
Connor Colby, OL, 6-6, 275, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jaden Harrell, LB, 6-2, 220, Urbandale, Iowa
Griffin Liddle, DL, 6-3, 275, Bettendorf, Iowa
Justice Sullivan, LB, 6-2, 225, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Zach Twedt, ATH, 6-3, 216, Story City, Iowa