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TE Zach Ortwerth commits to Iowa

St. Louis tight end Zach Ortwerth is headed to Iowa.
St. Louis tight end Zach Ortwerth is headed to Iowa.

Tight end Zach Ortwerth has made his college decision. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound St. Louis native has committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Ortwerth, whose father played football at Drake, announced his choice today after making official visits to Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh during the month of June.

"I’ve liked talking to the coaches and when I got to be around the players during my official, it was great," Ortwerth said of his decision to commit to Iowa.

A three-star prospect, Ortwerth chose Iowa over scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Louisville, West Virginia, Memphis, Connecticut, and Eastern Michigan.

Overall, Ortwerth is commitment No. 15 for Iowa, joining Kadyn Proctor, Trevor Lauck, Kendrick Raphael, Marco Lainez, Alex Mota, Maddux Borcherding-Johnson, Chase Brackney, Leighton Jones, Ben Kueter, John Nestor, Zach Lutmer, Aidan Hall, David Caulker, and Cannon Leonard, in the Class of 2023 for the Hawkeyes.

As a junior, Ortwerth finished the season with 20 catches for 299 yards and five touchdowns for St. Louis University High School.

See highlights from Ortwerth's junior year in the video below.