IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa picked up a commitment from 3-star linebacker Jack Campbell on Saturday.
Campbell is the fifth member of the Class of 2019 and the first linebacker commit. He attends Cedar Falls High School and is Iowa’s fourth in-state recruit in the class.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Campbell announced earlier this week that he would unveil his decision on Saturday.
Strength programs and the ability to develop players were key factors for Campbell. Both are strong selling points for Iowa, which touts strength coach Chris Doyle and his track record of turning 2- or 3-star prospects into starting players in the Big Ten to any recruit who enters the building.
Iowa beat out Iowa State and Minnesota for his services. He was a top priority for Iowa in the class. Land of 10 named him one of eight targets to watch for 2019.
Campbell recorded 92.5 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 5 sacks last season.
He is the No. 72-ranked outside linebacker and No. 6-ranked player in Iowa, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
Look for Iowa to add one or two more linebackers to the Class of 2019 to join Campbell at the position.
The Hawkeys hold commitments from half of the top 6 in-state prospects, including 4-star offensive linemen Ezra Miller and Tyler Endres, who are rated No. 1 and No. 2 in the state.
— jack campbell (@jackcampbell133) March 31, 2018