In-state 2021 LB Jaden Harrell commits to Iowa

Matthew Bain
Hawk Central

Iowa football has added another in-state recruit to its 2021 class.

Jaden Harrell, a three-star linebacker out of Urbandale, announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes via Twitter on Sunday. He also held an offer from Nebraska.

Valley's Creighton Mitchell (9) runs the ball as Urbandale's Jaden Harrell (31) defends on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 during a football game between the Valley Tigers and the Urbandale J-Hawks at Valley Stadium.

As a sophomore last season, Harrell led Urbandale with 67.5 tackles and eight solo tackles for loss. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder added two solo sacks, too.

"I could not see myself anywhere else," Harrell told the Register shortly after committing.

Harrell becomes the Hawkeyes' third known 2021 recruit, joining four-star in-state offensive lineman Connor Colby and three-star Illinois offensive lineman Gennings Dunker. Iowa is recruiting several other in-state 2021 targets, including three-star Ankeny receiver Brody Brecht, four-star Clear Creek Amana defensive end T.J. Bollers, three-star West Branch defensive end Jeff Bowie, three-star Bettendorf defensive tackle Griffin Liddle and three-star Roland-Story athlete Zach Twedt, who is currently committed to Iowa State.

Matthew Bain covers recruiting, Iowa/Iowa State athletics and Drake basketball for the Des Moines Register and USA TODAY Network. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.

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