Minnesota defensive end flips commitment from Gophers to Hawkeyes
A few weeks after decommitting from his hometown school, a Minnesota defensive end has decided to leave his home state and player for a rival of the Golden Gophers.
Three star defensive end Aaron Witt, who was a one-time Minnesota commit, verbally pledged to Iowa on Monday evening, becoming the 20th player to join the Hawkeyes’ 2020 class. His decision comes one month after decommitting from the Gophers.
Witt posted his announcement on Twitter.
— Aaron Witt (@AaronJwitt13) June 24, 2019
Witt was a major target for Minnesota, as he is ranked as the No. 5 player from the state. He initially committed to the Gophers in November 2018, but backed off a week after an unofficial visit to campus. He took an official visit to Iowa 10 days ago.
At 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, Witt is ranked as the No. 35 strong-side defensive end. Overall, he’s a top 700 player in the 2020 recruiting class.
With the addition of Witt, Iowa now has 20 players in the class. Currently, the Hawkeyes sit at No. 18 in the national recruiting rankings and third in the B1G.