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Iowa Flips LB From Big 12 Program

Kirk Ferentz wearing an Iowa pullover.

EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks off the field after their win over Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 17, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois. Iowa Hawkeyes won 40-10. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Yahweh Jeudy was always set to leave his native Florida for the Midwest. Instead of Kansas State, where he had been committed, he will do so to play for Iowa football.

With Bill Snyder's retirement, Jeudy started looking around for other options.

Yahweh Jeudy settled on Iowa football, citing the coaching staff's ability to develop players.

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

“It was a big influence,” Jeudy said. “Without a leader, you don’t really know where you’re headed. But I hope the best for K-State. I appreciate them recruiting me. It’s just Iowa was the best fit for me.”

Jeudy is a three-star composite player per 247Sports. The site has him as the No. 1725 player in the country.

He is the No. 124 outside linebacker in the class of 2019, and the No. 228 player in Florida.

He's also ready to adapt to the Midwest after growing up in the football hotbed of South Florida:

“I liked their history and the development program there, the foundation of the coaching staff, things like that,” “And Iowa itself, actually. After you land from the airport and see cornfields for 10 miles, there’s a city. … I liked Iowa. It impressed me.”

“That’s a big transition, definitely, but it’s less distractions. I’ll be able to thrive and things like that. I’ll be able to do 100 percent on football and education, so that’s good.”

Jeudy visited Iowa City last weekend ahead of this flip. He is one of 20 players to sign with the Hawkeyes today.

[South Florida Sun-Sentinel]