Iowa made its third commitment to the 2024 recruiting class on Wednesday when Williamsburg (IA) linebacker Derek Weisskopf announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes.
“Iowa’s culture, coaches and people are a perfect match for me,” Weisskopf told HN. “They’re going to push me to the next level. It felt right at the time.”
HN recently spoke with Weisskopf about his bottom-up recruiting. A few days later, Iowa offered a scholarship. Iowa State, Nebraska and Wisconsin had also offered.
“My relationship with (Iowa linebacker) coach (Seth) Wallace is great,” Weisskopf told HN at the time. “We’ve been talking about once a week for the past month. The Hawkeyes are a great team and have a great atmosphere.”
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Weisskopf joins Winfield-Mount Union (IA) high linebacker Cam Buffington and Cody Fox, an offensive lineman from Winthrop (IA) East Buchanan, as members of Iowa’s recruiting class of 24.
Williamsburg used Weisskopf’s vast skill set on both sides of the ball last season. He threw 14 passes, carried the ball 11 times and caught 23 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns. For safety, he led the Raiders with 80 tackles (67.0 solo, 1.5 for loss) and intercepted three passes. He also returned kicks and punts.
He paced the basketball team in scoring (15.3 PPG) and rebounding (6.6 RPG) this winter, shooting 55.6 percent from the field, including 42.4 on three-pointers. He also stood out with the Martin Brothers AAU program in this sport.
Weisskopf qualified for the Drake Relays at the end of this month after jump 6-9 in the high jump. The Blue Standard to qualify was 6-6. It’s the state’s highest score so far this season.
You can watch his best sophomore football moments HERE. His best sophomore basketball moments are HERE.