"I committed to Ohio this weekend," Branz told JCFootball.com. "It was how I got along with the coaches and the players. I fit in real well with them and I liked their brand of defense because it's real similar to what we run (at Iowa Western).
"I had offers from some D-1AA schools and I thought they were great programs, but I wanted to play at the highest level I could and I want to be challenged and playing in the MAC will do that for me."
Besides his offer from Ohio, Branz also had offers from the likes of Southeast Missouri, North Dakota, Northern Colorado, Northwest Missouri State and was getting heavy interest from other MAC and Mountain West programs.
As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Branz posted 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks, but this season he was a monster off the edge for the Reivers, racking up 44 tackles and 11 sacks.
Branz will sign his letter-of-intent on December 21st and will have two years to play two the moment he steps on campus.
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