Brust, who missed a good portion of last season with an injury, selected the Hawkeyes after staring down Butler, Stanford (application pending) and Northwestern. The Hawkeyes offered something no one else could.
"It's the Big Ten, I wanted to play against the best."
Brust developed a kinship with Todd Lickliter. "I really enjoyed talking to him and seeing his vision. He knows what it takes to win and now he's got the core guys in his program and he's building. I want to be a part of it, and hopefully a big part."