clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Welcome to the U, Zach Dykstra

New, 19 comments

Miami gets a commitment from this talented 3-star OL from Iowa.

3-star OL Zach Dykstra (Spirit Lake, IA) is the latest player to commit to the Miami Hurricanes
3-star OL Zach Dykstra (Spirit Lake, IA) is the latest player to commit to the Miami Hurricanes
twitter

Last week, I wrote about how Miami coaches were using targeted statements to help recruiting. One of those was from OL coach Stacy Searels, who said:

Well, apparently there is an OT who listened to that statement, took it to heart, then decided to take action.

The commitment tweet is from 3-star OT Zach Dykstra, a Spirit Lake, IA native. The State of Iowa, and the Mid-West in general, is known for their OL talent. Now, with Miami needing to add quality depth and talent along the OL, Mark Richt and Stacy Searels have gone there to tap into that talent base.

The 6'5" 285lb Dykstra was  named first team all-state in Iowa's 2A classification. His Spirit Lake team went 15-0 on the year, dominating the opposition. They outscored their opponents 691-276 en route to the 2A State Championship.

For those wondering, Dykstra visited campus back in March. On that unofficial visit, he received his scholarship offer. So, Dykstra may be a name that is new for most fans (myself included), but there is a recent history of connection between he and Miami, so this isn't completely out of the blue.

Dykstra is the 2nd OL commit in the 2017 recruiting class. He joins Miami Central OL Navaughn Donaldson in this class. Dykstra committed to Miami over offers from Iowa and Iowa State, among others.

You can see his HUDL highlights below:

Welcome to the U, Zach!