July 20, 2013

Niemann switches to Iowa

Ben Niemann is currently on a bus with his church youth group headed to Florida for a mission trip this month. Before leaving home in Illinois however, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Niemann made a major decision on his college future. He switched his verbal commitment from Northern Illinois to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

"I committed to Iowa last night," said Niemann.

The situation has been an interesting one to follow because Niemann's father, Jay, is the defensive coordinator at Northern Illinois. Ben committed to NIU early on in the recruiting process, but still went to a few camps this summer, including Iowa's where he quickly earned a scholarship offer after working out at a new position, outside linebacker.

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