Meier Picks Iowa

'12 In-State Running Back Nate Meier picked up and Iowa offer while officially visiting the Hawkeyes this weekend. Read how he felt about the visit and why he decided to accept the offer.

Iowa has faired well when offering in-state prospects scholarships late in the process. Mike Elgin, Brandon Meyers, Allen Reisner and Tanner Miller came in late and impacted the program.

Class of 2012 Athlete Nate Meier could be the next.

"I like their style of play and I think it's a good fit for me," Meier said. "I like the coaches there, and the players are really cool. It just felt right."

The senior from Fremont-Mills High in Tabor, Iowa, received a scholarship offer from the Hawkeyes on his official visit this weekend. Meier said on Monday that he accepted the opportunity. .

The 6-foot-2 1/2, 235-pound Meier helped lead the Knights to the eight-man, state title last fall. He rushed for over 500 yards in one game.

"I would like to play running back in college," Meier said. "Iowa is considering me at running back, middle linebacker and rush end. They think I have a good combination of size and speed."

Meier played tailback and nose tackle for Fremont-Mills. He also ran the hurdles on the track team and plays basketball.

He finished the season with 1,674 yards on the ground and 30 rushing TDs. He also recorded 29 tackles for loss.

"I think I would be a good fit at Iowa," Meier said. "I think their style play fits my style of play."

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