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The Solon-to-Iowa pipeline continues.
Solon defensive tackle Tyler Linderbaum has committed to the Hawkeyes, the three-star prospect tweeted Monday.
Linderbaum, a junior, landed on the Des Moines Register's All-Iowa Class 3A football team this year after posting 42.5 tackles, three solo sacks and a team-leading seven solo tackles for loss. He was recently named one of the Iowa City Press-Citizen's 20 Class of 2018 football prospects to watch.
Linderbaum wrestles for Solon, too, finishing fifth in the 2A 285-pound division at the state meet this year. He also throws discus and shot put, finishing 11th in the 2017 Drake Relays shot put.
"Athletes at that interior position are really tough to find, especially in the Midwest," Scout.com's Allen Trieu told the Press-Citizen in late March. "The Ohio States of the world will go all over to find those guys, but I think the schools who recruit more regionally will be apt to offer a kid like this."
Iowa offered Linderbaum (6-foot-2, 255 pounds) at its junior day in early March. He also held offers from Iowa State and Minnesota State-Mankato.
"You look at the way he gets off the ball and the strength he has already at 255; he’s going to get a lot bigger," Trieu said. "I think it was pretty apparent after watching his film that he was going to be a pretty high-level guy."
Incoming freshman three-star tight end Jake Coons played alongside Linderbaum on Solon's defensive line this year.
Matthew Bain covers preps, recruiting and the Hawkeyes for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Des Moines Register and HawkCentral. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.