It's Iowa for Wiegers

Tyler Wiegers decided on Friday that Iowa was the school for him. The '14 Detroit Country Day school quarterback talked with HawkeyeInsider.com about his decision.

Tyler Wiegers thought long and hard about playing for either Penn or Iowa. In the end, the pull of his childhood led him to the Hawkeyes.

"It's always been my dream to play in the Big Ten," Wiegers said. "I guess it was the comfortability with the school after looking at all of my options and seeing what I needed to see. I'm excited to get there and start working and making a name for myself."

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback from Detroit Country Day verbally committed to the Hawkeyes ahead of Penn. He verbally committed to Rutgers in the spring before re-opening his recruitment last month.

"I called Coach (Phil) Parker, Coach (Greg) Davis and Coach (Kirk) Ferentz," Wiegers said. "They were all very excited."

Wiegers officially visited Iowa for their last home game during which the Hawkeyes defeated his homestate Michigan Wolverines. He took his official to Penn this past weekend and it would be a tough decision. By the end of the week, the Hawkeyes rose to the top.

"I just really felt comfortable there with the coaches and the players," Wiegers said. "There system where they run the pro-style fits my skill set very well. I think it's a great fit all-around."

Wiegers is still deciding on his college major. He plans on attending medical school in hopes of being an orthopedic surgeon someday.

Two weeks ago, Jack Beneventi, a 2015 quarterback from Benet Academy in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, verbally committed to Iowa. The Hawkeyes were expected to return four scholarship signal callers next season and three of them will retain eligibility when Wiegers and Beneventi arrive on campus.

"I talked to Coach Davis about coming in and he said they're going to play the best quarterback," Wiegers said. "They do like to red shirt their quarterbacks just to get used to the system and the academic side of things. I'm just going to go in and be the best quarterback I can be and see what happens.

"There's a lot to learn."

Wiegers didn't feel comfortable with his Rutgers commitment as time past. He made sure to proceed deliberately with the process when he decided to look around. He felt like what was supposed to happen, happened for him.

"I definitely think this is where I'm supposed to be," Wiegers said. "I felt really comfortable with Iowa back in the spring and always have felt really good about Iowa. I took my time with the process and see everything I needed to see and I couldn't be happier with this decision."


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