NORFOLK, Neb. -- Kade Pieper became one of two northeast Nebraska football standouts to travel one state to the east for college football, signing with Iowa Wednesday.

Pieper, a lineman from Class C-2 state champion Norfolk Catholic, gave his signature to the Hawkeyes, the same day that Pierce tight end Ben Brahmer signed with Iowa State.

The 6'4", 240 lb. prospect initially committed to North Dakota State in the summer before switching his pledge to Iowa in November.

Norfolk Catholic claimed a state title in Pieper's final game with the Knights, defeating Cedar Catholic 23-0.