Heiar a Hawkeye

Iowa Western Offensive Lineman Dan Heiar decided to commit to Iowa Tuesday night. The Iowa native chose the Hawkeyes ahead of Michigan State, Utah and TCU. Hawkeye Insider caught up with the newest Hawkeye.

Dan Heiar said he was over-thinking one of the biggest decisions of his life. At that point, he made the call.

The Iowa Western offensive lineman, who prepped at Northeast (Goose Lake, Iowa) High, phoned Iowa Coaches Reese Morgan and Kirk Ferentz Tuesday night.

"I was really getting stressed out and making the decision harder than it had to be," the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Heiar said. "I really liked Michigan State a lot and it felt like home. But I grew up a Hawkeye and there was no way I could pass up on this opportunity."

Heair is being brought into Iowa as an offensive tackle but also could slip inside to guard. He will be enrolling at the university in January and will have three and a half years to play two.

"I'm a full qualifier," Heiar said. "I want to play, but it's nice knowing I have the redshirt year. Now, I can come in and get a jump on the offense this spring and try to compete in the fall still knowing that I have time."

Heiar said that Ferentz and Morgan were excited to receive the news.

Heiar didn't receive any Division I offers coming out of Northeast High. He grew and improved at Western and picked up opportunities from Iowa, Michigan State, Utah and TCU, to name a few.

Heiar will sign his letter of intent Wednesday morning at Western.

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