Findlay junior linebacker Austin Niswander is the first member of University of Toledo’s 2013 recruiting class.
Niswander committed to Rockets coach Matt Campbell on Tuesday evening, just one day after UT extended him a scholarship offer.
A second team Three Rivers Athletic Conference selection at wide receiver, Niswander is expected to play linebacker for the Rockets. Niswander (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) was drawn to UT because of its facilities and its coaches.
“They’re young, they’re energetic,” Niswander said of the staff. “I feel like they can bring a MAC championship very soon to Toledo.”
Niswander met the coaches for the first time last weekend at UT’s junior recruiting day.
Campbell can’t comment on unsigned recruits, per NCAA rules.
UT is Niswander’s only scholarship offer to date. He doesn’t expect to waver on his commitment if other suitors come along.
“I don’t feel like there’s a need to anymore,” he said. “I’m committed to Toledo and I’m happy where I’m at.”