Brody Brecht Iowa football. Oct 29, 2022; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Brody Brecht (14) in action against the Northwestern Wildcats at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

It is very rare nowadays to see college athletes competing at a Division 1 level in multiple sports. That is the case for Iowa baseball and football player Brody Brecht. However, his dual-sport flexibility is coming to an end.

Brecht announced on Friday that he has decided to step away from football to focus on his baseball career.

He announced his plans on Twitter.

“Football is my first love,” Brecht said in his statement. “But in the past few years, baseball has become my true passion. With that said, I have decided to step away from football to focus full-time on my college baseball career. I want to be great at baseball and hope to play Major League Baseball in the future. I believe putting my focus fully on baseball is the best way for me to achieve that goal.”

Brecht only recorded nine catches as a wide receiver for Iowa this past season. However, his baseball career appears to be far more promising in terms of making it to the next level.

The Iowa sophomore was rated as the No. 77 prospect available for the 2021 MLB Draft. He may even end up going higher than that in the MLB Draft someday after an impressive freshman baseball season. Brecht was named to the Freshman All-American team as a pitcher and throws as hard as 100 miles per hour.

Many around the baseball world took notice of this decision and believe that he is absolutely making the right choice.

Brody Brecht certainly has some massive potential in baseball. Continuing to play a contact sport like football at the college level would certainly be a risk, so he is probably making a very smart decision here for his future.

[Brody Brecht on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.