Woodstock (Ill.) Marian Central Catholic lineman Bryan Bulaga visited Iowa over the weekend and committed to the Hawkeyes. It would be hard to find a prospect anywhere more sure of their decision.
"I went to Iowa to commit," Bulaga said of his weekend trip to Iowa City. "I talked to coach Ferentz, coach Erb, coach Johnson, and coach Morgan. I committed as soon as I got there. Then I took a tour of the campus."
Bulaga had plenty of options before he selected the Hawkeyes.
"I had 14 offers," he said. "All of them were in writing. Just recently I picked up offers from Michigan and Nebraska. But it was looking like Wisconsin and Nebraska were my next choices."
Don't expect Bulaga to change his mind.
"I'm a guy of my word," he said. "Iowa is where I'm sticking with."
Bulaga had plenty of reasons for picking Iowa.
"It's the perfect fit for me," he said. "I feel comfortable there. I love the coaches. It's just the perfect fit. I knew it was the place for me ever since I went to a junior day there when Iowa played Michigan in basketball. I loved it the first time I went there."
The 6-foot-5 and 270-pound Bulaga has played tight end, defensive end, and linebacker for Marian Central Catholic. He made 90 tackles during his junior season. However Bulaga will play on offense for the Hawkeyes.
"I'll play somewhere along the offensive line," he said.