Illinois TE Josiah Miamen Talks About Hawkeye Commitment

September 23, 2018

Written by Rob Howe

Iowa lost to Wisconsin in a Big Ten West battle Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes did, however, beat their rivals in the pursuit of Dunlap (IL) tight end Josiah Miamen a day later.

“The importance of the tight end to their offense was huge for me,” Miamen told HN shortly after announcing his pledge Sunday night.

Miamen officially visited Iowa two weeks ago. He did the same to Wisconsin last week. Then, he chose the Hawkeyes.

After his official visit to Iowa, Miamen spoke with HN about how much he liked what he saw and heard. He also indicated that he’d be making a decision soon after his trip to Wisconsin.

Sunday night, Miamen called Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and his son, Brian Ferentz, the team’s offensive coordinator and tight ends coach to deliver the good news.

“Their reactions were just that they were excited and happy to have me join the family,” he said.

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Miamen teams up with fellow Illinois senior tight end Logan Lee in Iowa’s ’19 recruiting class.

“I see myself fitting in there really well. I’m from the Midwest, so it’ll feel like home. In terms of football, everything will fall into the right place,” he said.

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Miamen now can focus on his senior season at Dunlap.

“It feels great to finally make this decision. I’m proud to be a Hawkeye,” he said.

Rivals and 247 rank Miamen as a three-star prospect. The 247 composite rating shows him as the No. 38 tight end nationally in the senior class.

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The Hawkeyes now have 15 known verbal commitments in their ’19 recruiting class. It will likely end up with between 20-25 members.

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