Iowa football’s 2018 recruiting class got its fifth member this morning when 3-star prospect Tyler Linderbaum out of Solon announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes via Twitter:
Linderbaum is listed by Rivals as 6’2, 255 pounds. He was recruited by Reese Morgan and had other two other offers: Minnesota State and Iowa State, and was one of the top rated Iowa defensive prospects for the class of 2018. Rivals said that the soon-to-be high school senior wanted his recruitment finished before the start of his senior season, so I’m guessing Linderbaum is here to stay.
Linderbaum had a strong junior outing for the Solon Spartans, earning 57 tackles, including 7 for loss, and 3 sacks. Let’s take a look at his junior season highlight reel below, shall we?
From the tape, it looks like Linderbaum has a nose for getting to the quarterback no matter how many guys he has to push out of his way to do so. He’s got good height and size, and with a little more speed, could be a nice addition to the defensive line down the line.
After last week’s de-commitment by Wisconsin linebacker Mike Bruner, the class of 2018 is continuing to take shape, with Linderbaum set to join newest recruit Tyrone Tracy Jr, along with Dillon Doyle, Jeff Jenkins, and Henry Geil.
While Linderbaum’s Twitter announcement doesn’t quite match the amazingness of Tracy’s announcement video, a commitment is a commitment, regardless of style. Welcome, Tyler!