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Iowa Commit Brecht Named To All-State Team

Ankeny prep helped team to Class 4A state championship game.

Ankeny High School's Brody Brecht, who has committed to Iowa for football and baseball in the 2021 recruiting class, was a Class 4A first-team selection by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Brecht had a 2.45 ERA and finished with a 3-0 record. He struck out 69 batters in 34 1/3 innings.

Offensively, Brecht hit .333 on the year, with 29 hits, three home runs, and stole six bases, all while being one of Ankeny’s most reliable outfielders. He drove in a team-high 27 runs, and added seven doubles and five triples.

Brecht struck out 16 in 6 1/3 innings in Ankeny's 5-4 win over Pleasant Valley in the state tournament quarterfinals in Des Moines. He drove in three runs in the 11-8 loss to Johnston in the state championship game.

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Brecht was also named to the IHSBCA Class 4A North Central all-district first team.

Brecht is one of the state's top athletes. He is ranked as one of the top football prospects in the state, according to SI All-American.

SI All-American's analysis:

Athleticism: Two-sport star who plans to play baseball for Hawkeyes. Excellent hands. Capable of spectacular one-handed catches. Long-strider, but merely adequate speed. Light feet. Good balance and overall body control.

Bottom Line: Brecht’s length, ball skills and versatility as a route-runner ensure he’ll see the field early at Iowa. Should line up primarily out wide, but has savvy and hands to move inside to the slot on occasion. Likely multi-year starter, whose value increases in the red zone.