The Iowa Hawkeyes are on an unprecedented run on the recruiting trail. Despite being unable to visit recruit in person or host recruiting visits on campus, Iowa has reeled in four commitments in the span of a week. That comes on the heels of adding two other commitments in the month prior.
Today, the good news keeps rolling for the Iowa staff as they landed the top WR from inside the state in Brody Brecht, who announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes via Twitter.
Brecht is a talented receiver from Ankeny who is in the Brandon Smith mold. He has a big frame at 6’4” and 195 pounds. It’s not just size for Brecht, however. Earlier this week, the senior to-be posted video of a hand-timed 4.45 40-yard dash. Regardless of the usual caveats, that’s moving for a 6’4” frame.
As a junior at Ankeny, Brecht used both his size and speed en route to 796 yards and 7 TDs on 35 catches (22.7 ypc). On film, he jumps off the screen as both bigger and faster than opponents, frequently running right past defensive backs. Perhaps his best attribute, however, is his ability to go up and get contested balls. In addition to the big frame, Brecht shows great hands in traffic.
All that added up to a 3-star rating from both Rivals and 247 Sports. It also grabbed Brecht offers from the local high major programs, including Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Nebraska among others. While more offers were likely on the way, Brecht had narrowed his list to Iowa and Iowa State.
Brecht is Iowa’s second receiver in the class after Kansas native Arland Bruce IV committed to the Hawkeyes on Tuesday. He becomes Iowa’s 14 commitment in the class of 2021 and the 8th from the Hawkeye State. The addition of Brecht jumps Iowa’s class into the top 6 nationally by both Rivals and 247 Sports. That’s good enough for 2nd in the Big Ten behind only Ohio State.
Welcome aboard Brody Brecht!