Hometown: Jewell, Iowa
Other Offers: Cornell, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Norther Iowa, South Dakota
Commitment Post: Hawkeyes Land Logan Klemp
In state linebacker Logan Klemp was nearly one of those guys Hawkeye fans look at and wonder, after a few years, why he didn’t get an offer from Iowa when he does so well at a place like UNI or North Dakota State. This year, however, things played out differently.
With the early signing period sealing up the majority of the class, Iowa was able to focus the final month and a half on their top remaining need: linebacker. Klemp was always on the radar and it’s still possible he would have been like so many others in 2018 who turned down scholarship money at a place like NDSU to walk on at Iowa, but he was saved that grueling decision when he was offered a scholarship last Friday. He accepted almost immediately.
Today, Klemp completes his journey to become a Hawkeye as he signed his national letter of intent.
Klemp, a native of Jewell, Iowa, looks to become the next Jewell (Josey) for the Hawkeyes. He’s listed as a 2-star prospect by Rivals, but gets that 3rd star in the 247 Composite Rankings. When you turn on the film, you see a lot of what you might expect from a small town Iowa kid getting an Iowa offer - he plays tough and physical.
He has a really good frame for a linebacker at 6’3” and 210 already. Look for him to add some bulk once he gets on campus and hopefully keep his lateral quickness where it is today, which is good enough to play in coverage. That coverage ability, combined with his instincts and physical play make him a very solid prospect at outside linebacker.
During his senior season at South Hamilton, which is a 1A school in Iowa, Klemp racked 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.
Klemp joins Iowa City-native Dillon Doyle as linebackers in this class from the Hawkeye state. West Des Moines defensive end John Waggoner and Solon defensive tackle Tyler Linderbaum are the class’s other Iowa scholarship commits. Klemp is one of four linebacker commits in this class, joining the aforementioned Doyle, Seth Benson of South Dakota and Jayden McDonald of Georgia, who committed just a few days ago.
Welcome to the Hawkeye family, officially, Logan Klemp.