The second national signing day for the class of 2018 is quickly approaching and as we’ve mentioned a number of times and things are really heating up on the recruiting trail once again. While most of the excitement occurred in November and December with the implementation of the new early signing day, there are still a handful of scholarship spots available for the Hawkeyes. With the announcement of Ryan Boyle’s departure on Friday, there’s one more.
Today, the Hawkeyes used their newly available scholarship on an Iowa kid who fills a position of need as South Hamilton H.S. (Jewell, IA) linebacker Logan Klemp committed to Iowa. A linebacker with a connection to Jewell for the Hawks? What’s not to like!
Klemp is a two-star recruit who looks primed to play outside linebacker for the Hawkeyes in the future. He had a ridiculous senior season for 1A South Hamilton, racking up 112 tackles, 12 TFL, six sacks, and two interceptions on defense (he also rushed for 1,260 yards and scored 13 touchdowns). Those stats earned him Class 1A Player of the Years honors this past season.
Looking at the tape, he doesn’t appear to be the most athletic player on the field, but he shows good decision making, solid agility, and a knack for dropping back in pass coverage. On top of all that, he looks like a strong, hard tackler with a nose for the football.
With the commitment of Klemp, it appears as though #Swarm18 now stands at 20 members. Barring any future departures in the upcoming week, Iowa will likely look to add two more players. The Hawkeyes have been strongly linked to Jayden McDonald, an outside linebacker out of Georgia. After that, there has been speculation that they may try to bring in a graduate transfer punter.
Welcome aboard, Mr. Klemp! We look forward to having you don the black and gold in future years!