Hawkeye Nation, welcome Nick Niemann to the #Hawkeyes | #IowaNSD16 https://t.co/atJanz5jiz— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) February 3, 2016
Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-star, 93rd OLB
Other Offers: Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa State
Caring is Creepy: Have a Seat, Nick Niemann
COMPARISON: This is obvious as Nick's brother Ben Niemann is Iowa's current starting outside linebacker. Nick is close to 20 pounds heavier than Ben was a recruit. Ben surprised a few when he didn't redshirt and found his way on the field his freshman year. Ben is now set in stone as Iowa's starter. Both Ben and Nick come from a football family as their dad Jay Niemann is now defensive coordinator for Chris Ash at Rutgers (formerly of Northern Illinois). They both have football smarts and Nick could follow Ben's lead and earn playing time on special teams right away.