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Iowa hits the mark with Wiegers

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Detroit Country Day quarterback Tyler Wiegers made the decision to re-open his recruitment a week ago. On Sunday he emerged from an official visit to Iowa with much to think about.
Wiegers was driving home from Iowa City with his parents and younger brother Sunday evening and recapped his weekend visit.
"It went very well; I had a great visit," Wiegers said. "The coaches were all great and obviously I picked a great game to go to. It was cool to see the game atmosphere and I had a great time."
Having been through the recruiting process already once before, Wiegers was pretty clear on what he was looking for heading into the visit.
"For me, it was seeing how well the coaches thought I would fit into the offense," Wiegers said. "Then, meeting a lot of the players, seeing how well I fit in with them and also that I get the right education too.
"I felt all those aspects pretty well. I feel that offense is suited to me and my strengths pretty well. My host was Ike Boettger. I got to meet a lot of the freshmen in the dorms and they were really cool. Desmond King was the only Detroit guy I met, and he's obviously pretty talented. I felt like I could fit in well with them - they are all hard workers."
On the academic side of the equation, Wiegers received insight on the challenge of Iowa's education program from the Hawkeye's starting quarterback.
"I am kind of looking on going to med school and talking to Jake Rudock, he is doing the same thing with trying to get into med school," Wiegers said. "He said it is a great environment for that and they really prepare you well. Coming from the players, I felt it was a validation to how good the academics are.
"We got an academic tour and saw different possibilities with majors, credit hours and when you could graduate. It was all awesome; they do a great job and it was a place I feel I could have a lot of success and fit in very well."
Wiegers had been committed to Rutgers since last spring before parting ways with the Scarlet Knights last weekend. He wants to make sure he makes the right decision this time around, and will take the time to ensure he does that.
"The Iowa coaches were pretty cool. They said no pressure, and 'whenever you want to make a decision is fine,'" Wiegers said. "I am planning on going on one more visit out to Penn in December, and hopefully I can make a decision in mid- to late-December."
Wiegers' focus is primarily on Iowa and Penn at this stage, though he mentioned Miami and Indiana have shown a little interest in the last week.
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