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Iowa Football jumped in with a scholarship offer for Rock Rapids (IA) Central Lyon defensive back Zach Lutmer earlier this week. He took them up on it Friday. 

Lutmer (6-1, 195) announced his Hawkeye commitment on social media. He became the eighth known verbal pledge in Iowa's 2023 recruiting class. 

"Zach is a tremendous kid that comes from a great family," Central Lyon coach Curtis Eben told HN. "Zach lives for competition on and off the field. Zach has a moxie about him that shows in his leadership that drives others around him to be their best."

Lutmer also reported scholarship offers from South Dakota and South Dakota State. Iowa State and others showed him interest. 

"I think that I am a good fit (at Iowa) because I'm versatile and can play wherever the team needs," Lutmer told HN. "They said that they love multi-sport athletes and how I can play multiple positions."

Class 2A Central Lyon utilized Lutmer on both sides of the ball last fall. As a dual-threat quarterback, he accumulated a combined 2,262 yards passing and rushing with 30 touchdowns. He registered 46.5 tackles (36.0 solo, 3.0 for loss) and four interceptions, including a Pick-6. He returned seven punts with a 21.6 yard average. 

A well-rounded athlete, Lutmer led the Lions basketball team in scoring (19.7 PPG) and assists (5.9 APG) to go along with 5.4 rebounds a contest. He's also posted his school's fastest times in the 100 (11.05 seconds) and 200 (22.63) meters this spring on the track. He paced the baseball team with a 1.24 OPS last summer. 

Friday was an exciting day in Rock Rapids, a northwest Iowa town of about 2,500. 

"I feel great about it," Lutmer said of showing you can reach the big time out of a small town. "Hopefully I can represent well!

Lutmer plans on studying medicine in college. 

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You can watch Lutmer's junior football highlights HERE

2023 Iowa Football Verbal Commitments

Alex Mota, WR, Marion (IA) 

Chase Brackney, DL, Colorado 

Ben Kueter, LB, Iowa City

Maddux Borcherding-Johnson, DL, Norwalk (IA) 

Marco Lainez, QB, New Jersey 

Zach Lutmer, DB, Rock Rapids (IA) 

Leighton Jones, OL, Indiana

John Nestor, DB, Chicago