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Niemann commits to Iowa

Published: Saturday, July 20, 2013 7:11 p.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013 1:36 p.m. CST

Sycamore senior Ben Niemann, who committed to Northern Illinois last fall, has switched his commitment to Iowa, according to Rivals.

The 6-3, 185-pound Niemann, the son of Huskies defensive coordinator Jay Niemann, was offered a scholarship by the Hawkeyes after visiting a camp in June. While NIU recruited him as a wide receiver, he will play outside linebacker with the Hawkeyes.

Niemann a Daily Chronicle first-team all-area selection last season, had 876 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012. When reached by phone, Niemann declined to comment on the situation.

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