August 23, 2008

Wegher talks about his decision

With over one hundred Sioux City Heelan fans and several members of the media in attendance, four-star running back Brandon Wegher announced his college decision on Saturday night. The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Wegher is headed to play football at the University of Iowa next year.

The Sioux City native, who chose Iowa over scholarship offers from Nebraska, Kansas, Penn State, Auburn, Missouri, Arkansas, and a number of others, talked about his decision shortly after making it public.

Q: When did you make the phone call to Coach Ferentz?

WEGHER: I talked to Coach Ferentz yesterday (Friday).

Q: What was his reaction when you told him?

WEGHER: He asked me "Are you serious?" And I told him, "Yeah I am."

Q: You've had an all-star lineup of schools recruiting you including Nebraska, Auburn, Kansas. With names like that, and the choice of Iowa over those schools, what was the one single most important factor that made you want to be a Hawkeye?

WEGHER: I'd have to say the running back situation. But there's a lot of factors: the running back situation, the coaches, it's just great down there. They recruited me the hardest. I love it down there. It's the best fit.

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