Detroit Country Day quarterback Tyler Wiegers has started a string of campus visits in preparation for a likely summer decision. His most recent tour started earlier this week with a trip down to Iowa.
"It was a great trip… one of my best visits so far," Wiegers said. "I loved all the coaches and really had great conversations with Greg Davis and Coach [Kirk] Ferentz. I really liked the whole campus, the strength coach, the way they treat their players and the good education they provide."
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Wiegers has collected five scholarship offers and Iowa could be one of the next schools to join that list.
"They are really close," Wiegers said. "They said they just want to see me throw so they are going to come out to my school in May. They said if I had been at camp last year there was a really strong possibility I would already have an offer. They just want to keep in contact and keep it going on."
An offer from Iowa would make the Hawkeyes a strong contender for Wiegers, and this week's visit strengthened their position.
"They are really high," he said. "I really like the school, could see myself fitting in there, fitting in with the system and how they use their quarterbacks."
Iowa and Wisconsin were the two Big Ten schools Wiegers had wanted to get out and see this spring. He did try to coordinate a stop in Madison along with this week's trip, but the timing did not work out with the Badger's coaching staff. His next visits will take place next week to several East Coast schools.
"I am going to be going to Princeton, Rutgers and Harvard for sure. I'm planning on Princeton Monday, Rutgers Tuesday and Harvard Wednesday.
"Then, I just have to talk to the Duke coach tomorrow and see what is going to go on with that. They were pro-style last year and I heard they might be moving to an option-style in the future. I am going to talk with the coach and see whether or not that would be a good fit, and worth it for me to come out next week."
Wiegers plans to go on visit-hiatus after next week's trips, but could add in more schools for the spring if new teams come into the picture.
"I have been hearing from the Indiana coach. He said he was going to come up to my school, so that's a new one," Wiegers said. "Other than that, I have been talking to a lot of the same schools. Buffalo has started talking to me too."