Iowa Lands In-State Speedster

The Iowa Hawkeyes landed one of the state of Iowa's best athletes on Monday when they received a verbal commitment from Ankeny's Andy Brodell. Brodell had offers in hand from Iowa State and Pittsburgh for much of the summer and Iowa offered him a scholarship last week.

The Iowa Hawkeyes received some good news last night when Ankeny, Iowa athlete Andy Brodell committed to the Iowa Hawkeye football program. Brodell contacted HTO's Josh Clark and informed him of his commitment to Iowa. More details were not available as Brodell had football practice obligations.

Brodell had received offers from Iowa State and Pittsburgh during the summer, and just received an offer from Iowa on Wednesday of last week.

Brodell is an accomplished athlete on and away from the football field.

He won the 100 and 200 meter events at last year's 4A state track meet, in addition to winning both of those events at the prestigious Drake Relays last spring. His winning 100-meter dash time at the Drake Relays was 10.65, which was an electronic time.

Brodell plays running back for the Ankeny Hawks, but he is expected to play either wide receiver or defensive back when he makes the move to the Hawkeyes.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound speedster has been clocked in the 4.4 range in the 40-yard dash.

Brodell will join current high school teammate Grant McCracken in Iowa City next year, and the two will be reunited with former teammate Kyle Schlicher.

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