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CEDAR RAPIDS — Multi-sport Iowa City High athlete Ben Kueter said on social media Sunday that he has committed to the University of Iowa and plans on play football and wrestle.
“Excited to announce I am committing to the University of Iowa,” Kueter said on Instagram, with altered photos of himself in both an Iowa football uniform and wrestling singlet. “Go Hawks.”
A 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior, Kueter was on the sideline at Kinnick Stadium for Saturday’s Iowa-Kent State football game. A tight end-linebacker, he had the game-winning touchdown catch with just over a minute to go Friday night as City High beat West Des Moines Dowling, 21-17.
Kueter leads City High with eight receptions for 149 yards and three TDs this season, also has a rushing touchdown and leads the Little Hawks with 28 1/2 tackles, including 13 1/2 for loss. He recently received football scholarship offers from Iowa State and Missouri.
As a wrestler, Kueter has two state titles in his back pocket and has not been defeated in his prep career. He is considered one of the top recruits in the class of 2023 in the nation.
“It’s going to be hard to do two sports, but he likes challenges,” City High wrestling coach Cory Connell said. “He likes to do hard things. My thought is why put limits on a kid that has no limits? As hard as he works, he can do anything he puts his mind to.”
A cellphone message to Kueter seeking comment had not been returned, yet, as of late Sunday evening. He also excels in baseball and track and field at City High.
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