Hometown Prospect Nate Wieland Flips from Northern Illinois to Iowa

Another City High standout will be a future Hawkeye.

It took some time for it to materialize but the decision is in and Iowa City High standout athlete Nate Wieland has committed to Iowa on a full scholarship. He was formerly committed to Northern Illinois for a long, long time. He's leaving the MAC to play in the Big Ten. 

Wieland was a starting quarterback in high school and will likely begin his career at Iowa as a linebacker. He won't be pigeon-holed though and could project to a few other spots including safety. 

http://www.scout.com/player/194557-nate-wieland/news?year=2016&s=73

At 6-foot-2 and a little over 200 pounds he is a redshirt candidate but could also be someone that is utilized his first year on campus as a special teams player. 

The senior from City High had heard from Iowa repeatedly throughout his recruitment but was just always on the cusp of receiving an offer from his hometown Hawkeyes. That time came this past week. It was an experience in which Wieland told Scout was "exciting". The excitement will surely pour over into the next four or five years as he'll officially be wearing the black and gold and playing in Kinnick Stadium. 


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