All State Junior Running Back Visits Iowa

The state of Iowa may be producing a few more BCS conference football players this year, and one of those players is Brandon Wegher. Last year for Sioux City Heelan, he carried the ball 286 times for 2,334 and 34 touchdowns. Wegher was in Iowa City this weekend for a Junior Day, and we spoke with him about that experience...

The state of Iowa may be producing a few more BCS conference football players this year, and one of those players is Brandon Wegher.

Last year for Sioux City Heelan, he carried the ball 286 times for 2,334. He shattered the single season rushing record by more than 800 yards. He also scored 34 touchdowns, kicked 48 extra points and six field goals.

Wegher even has his own website that lists his accomplishments.

He is certainly taking advantage of today's technology to get his name out to the football world, but he was a First team, Elite Team All State selection by The Des Moines Register this past season, so the word has certainly gotten out about his skills.

Iowa State has come through with an offer, and he recently visited Iowa for its first Junior Day of the year, a day where many of the state's best players were in Iowa City.

HawkeyeNation.com's Brian Finley spoke with Wegher about his recruitment, and his is the question and answer session from that interview… Q: You were in Iowa City this past weekend; how was the trip?

Brandon Wegher: I got a chance to meet almost all coaches. I met so many of the specific position coaches, such as Carl Jackson, Phil Parker, Lester Erb and Reese Morgan. I got a chance to talk with ech of them, and it was great. They were very excited about me and we all spent a lot of time together.

Q: I was at the Scout.com combine this summer that you were involved in. You put up some nice numbers (4.46 40-yard dash). What schools are you hearing from?

Wegher: Iowa State has offered me a scholarship and I am hearing from Iowa once per week. I hear that much from Kansas, too. I also am hearing from Minnesota, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Kansas State, Missouri and a few others..

Q: You had said previously that you were hoping to hear from Oklahoma. Have they expressed much interest?

Wegher: A little bit, but not too much at this time. I have sent out my junior film to most of the schools across the country, and the feedback has been very positive. I get so many letters each day from so many schools.

Q: How many times had you been to Iowa City before this past weekend?

Wegher: This trip was my third time there. There wasn't anything that I saw this time that I hadn't seen before, other than being able to spend so much time with the position coaches, one on one. I really enjoyed that.

Q: What plans do you have for the next few weeks?

Wegher: I will be making a visit to Kansas on February 16th.

Q: What position have most of the schools been talking with you about, and do you have a preference?

Wegher: Some of the schools have talked to be about coming in as an athlete that could play either defensive back, or running back. But running back is definitely my preference.

Q: Do you have a timeline in mind with regards to when you would like to make a decision?

Wegher: I would like to have this finished before the start of my senior season.


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