Tyler Wiegers heard about Class of 2015 quarterback Jack Beneventi committing to Iowa Thursday evening. The '14 signal caller said that development would have no impact on his decision when considering the Hawkeyes.
"Wherever you go, there's going to be competition," Wiegers said. "There are guys in front of you (in eligibility) and guys coming in after you. That's what it's like everywhere so that doesn't factor into what I'm thinking."
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Wiegers has played host to in-home visits with coaches from Penn and Iowa this week. The other school currently under consideration, Rutgers, was expected there later Thursday night or Friday, he said.
Wiegers said he is not favoring any of the schools ahead of the others. < p>"I'm open," he said.
Wiegers officially visited Iowa for its game against Michigan on Nov. 23. The Detroit Country Day quarterback reaffirmed Thursday that he'll officially visit Penn on Dec. 13. He was considering a trip to Rutgers.
The Penn coaches stopped at Wiegers' house on Monday night.
"They left a good impression," he said. "I've been talking to them for a while now. It was cool they got to meet everybody in my family. I'm really excited to see the campus and the school."
Iowa Assistant Phil Parker dropped in on the Wiegers family Tuesday night. He recruits that area of the country for the Hawkeyes.
"We got a lot of questions answered on our visit," Wiegers said. "We just continued to get to know each other and he talked again about how he felt I was a great fit for the program and could really excel in that environment. It was cool that he got to meet my little brothers and sisters."
Wiegers said he spoke with Iowa Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis last weekend. Hawkeye Head Coach Kirk Ferentz talked on the phone with the quarterback Wednesday night. They told the prospect that they planned to visit his house in the near future.
Wiegers verbally committed to Rutgers in the spring before re-opening his recruitment in mid-November. Scout.com has ranked him as the No. 24 quarterback nationally in his class.
Here's a look at Wiegers' Senior Highlights: