October 28, 2002

'Tackling Machine' Commits to Iowa

HawkeyeNation.com confirmed Monday night that Cottage Grove, MN linebacker Tom Busch has verbally committed to the University of Iowa football team.HN2003RecLogo

Rivals.com rates Busch among the Top 35 Inside Linebackers in the nation.

The 5-foot-11, 230-pound Busch carries the nickname of 'The Tackling Machine'.

He told HN.com in May that he consistently runs the forty-yard dash in the 4.6 second range with a best time of 4.53. "That gets really messed up." Busch said of 40-times. "You never know if some guys are telling you their best time or consistent time."

Busch told HN.com in May that he was uncertain as to what specific course studies he will major in, but he said it will be something in science. He carries a 3.82 GPA on a 4.00 scale.

HN.com Premium Ticket members can access our May interview with Busch by clicking here.

Busch chose the Hawkeyes over offers from Minnesota, Iowa State and California.

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