The gifts keep coming for the Iowa football program this holiday season.
First it was a verbal commitment from four-star high school junior quarterback Jack Beneventi on Dec. 5, followed by an invitation to the Outback Bowl three days later. Now another four-star quarterback from the senior class has committed to the Hawkeyes.
Michigan native Tyler Wiegers announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he had committed to Iowa.
“Committed to the University of Iowa! So excited for the future! Thanks to everyone for the support!” Wiegers tweeted.
Wiegers, who attends Country Day High School in Detroit, is thought to be at least the 18th player committed to Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class, all of whom are high school seniors. He previously was committed to Rutgers.
“That’s a real big catch for them,” veteran recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said. “I really like his ability. He’s a pro-style quarterback, but he can run a little bit, too.”
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Wiegers took an official visit to Iowa on the weekend of the final home game against Michigan on Nov. 23. He watched the Hawkeyes defeat Michigan 24-21 at Kinnick Stadium.
He also visited the University of Pennsylvania last weekend before choosing Iowa.
“It’s always been my dream to play Big Ten football,” Wiegers told HawkeyeInsider.com. “I guess it was the comfortability with the school after looking at all my options and seeing what I needed to see. I’m excited to get there and start working and making a name for myself.”
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