January 25, 2009

Getz makes the call

After receiving a scholarship offer from the Iowa Hawkeyes this weekend, it did not take long for Illinois athlete Dakota Getz to make his decision. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Getz, who had previously been committed to Western Illinois, waited to return home tonight and then made the call.

Getz, who earned all-state honors this past year, saw everything that he needed to see on his official visit to Iowa City over the weekend. The two-star prospect said the chance to play in the Big Ten for the next few years was just too much to pass up.

Freshman quarterback John Wienke, who is also from Central Illinois, served as Getz's host on the official visit this weekend. Making his first trip ever to Iowa City, the two-star prospect felt comfortable with his surroundings.

With signing day only a week and a half way, Getz is glad to have his final decision out of the way. Now, he can relax and focus on the basketball season and the rest of his senior year.

In high school, Getz did a little bit of everything at Meridian High School, earning several honors at quarterback after throwing for 2,214 yards and rushing for another 1,667 yards on the ground as well, accounting for 47 touchdowns in all this past season. The Hawkeyes, who evaluated his hands and footwork during basketball season this year, see him developing into a tight end in college.

Getz is the sixteenth verbal commitment for Iowa in the recruiting class of 2009.

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