Niemann makes the switch to Iowa


Outside linebacker prospect Ben Niemann (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) has changed his commitment from Northern Illinois to Iowa, according to multiple reports.

Ben's decision could sting his father Jay, who is the defensive coordinator at Northern Illinois and played college football for the Hawkeyes' in-state rival, Iowa State.

Eastern Michigan and Illinois State also offered the the 6-foot-3, 195-pound high school wide receiver, who is expected to make the transition to defense at the next level. He had 876 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.

Iowa has a dozen pledges on board for 2014.