Iowa Vying for Vejvoda

Iowa jumped in with a scholarship offer to Illinois tight end Nate Vejvoda Wednesday night. The Miami of Ohio verbal commitment said the opportunity gives him something to think about.

Nate Vejvoda's mind was made up. Late last month, the Illinois tight end committed to Miami of Ohio.

That pledge was challenged Wednesday night when Iowa stepped up with a scholarship offer for the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder from Providence Catholic in New Lenox. He visited the Hawkeyes twice in the spring and camped with them.

"I'm very happy with receiving the offer from Iowa and it's going to be a tough decision to make between Miami and Iowa. I definitely have a lot to think about and I want to find the best school for me," Vejvoda said.

In addition to Miami and Iowa, Vejvoda reports scholarship offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan. He'd been waiting for opportunities from the Hawkeyes and Indiana throughout the spring and summer and pledged to the RedHawks when it looked like they weren't coming.

Then, Wednesday, Iowa, which offered and missed on 2015 tight ends Chris Clark, Hale Hentges, David Edwards and Kyle Markway, pulled the trigger for Vejvoda.

"I will probably vista Iowa this Saturday. I was at Miami this past Friday," he said.

With his head spinning, Vejvoda is trying to get a clear picture of his future. He's not putting a schedule on his decision.

"I honestly don't know when I'll know for sure. I want to see Iowa again and then talk it over with my family. I'm just trying to figure out what's best for me," he said.


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