According to the Chicago Sun-Times this evening, four-star tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz has switched his verbal pledge from Illinois to Iowa. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound Fiedorowicz made an official visit with the Hawkeyes this past weekend and decided he had found a new home in Iowa City.
The Johnsburg native originally committed to Illinois in July over scholarship offers from Iowa, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and dozens of others. As the 2009 season unfolded however, he began looking around and focused in on the Hawkeyes, citing how much they utilize the tight end position in their offense and the coaching staff as the primary reasons.
Fiedorowicz, who will play in the U.S. Army All-American Game in January, led Johnsburg to an 8-4 record this season. On the year, he caught 44 passes for 921 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning first team all-state honors. Fiedorowicz finished his high school career with 42 touchdown receptions, just one shy of an Illinois state record.
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Rivals.com ranks Fiedorowicz as the No. 111 overall prospect in the nation, No. 2 in the state of Illinois, and No. 5 among all tight ends in the country.
Stay tuned to HawkeyeReport.com for more on Fiedorowicz's decision.