May 10, 2006

Hawkeyes land in-state linebacker

The Iowa Hawkeyes landed a verbal commitment today from Humboldt linebacker Tyler Nielsen. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Nielsen gave the news to the Iowa coaching staff in a visit to Iowa City this morning.

In addition to Iowa, Nielsen received scholarship offers from Iowa State and Purdue this spring.

The linebacker talked about his visit to Iowa City today, which included a chance to meet with the Hawkeye coaching staff.

In committing to Iowa, the linebacker joins high school teammate Cody Hundertmark, who gave the Hawkeyes his verbal pledge last week.

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