IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team benefited in a huge way by signing Cedar Falls native Jack Campbell, who would go on to become one of the best linebackers in program history, and the 2022 Butkus Award winner.
Iowa now hopes to benefit from landing his younger brother, Drew Campbell, who announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes via Twitter on Saturday.
Drew Campbell is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end, and is ranked as a 4-star recruit by On3 Sports, and a 3-star recruit by Rivals.
He picked Iowa over scholarship offers from Iowa State, Kansas State and Northern Iowa.
“Big catch for Iowa, and it’s a good year for the talent in the state of Iowa,” veteran recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said of Drew Campbell. “A very good athlete, good size and twitch athletic ability. Excellent production and perfectly suited for the DE/OLB position.”
And while Drew Campbell is proud of what his older brother accomplished as a Hawkeye, he told Hawk Fanatic in August that Jack’s success would have no part in his decision.
“But his success certainly shows what Iowa can do for a player,” Drew Campbell said.
Drew Campbell finished the 2022 season with 10 sacks and 24 tackles for loss.
Iowa traditionally has one of the top defenses in college football under long-time coordinator Phil Parker.
Drew Campbell now looks forward to joining that tradition.
He is the seventh player to commit to Iowa’s 2024 recruiting class and the fifth from in state.
Iowa 2024 commitments
Drew Campbell, 6-4, 225, defensive end, Cedar Falls
Cody Fox, 6-5, 270, offensive line, Winthrop (East Buchanan)
Derek Weisskopf, 6-3, 205, linebacker, Williamsburg
Cam Buffington, 6-3, 200, linebacker, Winfield-Mt. Union
Preston Ries, 6-2, 195, linebacker, Monticello
James Resar, 6-4, 204, quarterback, Jacksonville, Florida
Josh Janowski, 6-2, 275, offensive lineman, Tinley Park, Illinois
— Drew Campbell (@drewmcampbell33) April 1, 2023