Ankeny Centennial's Kramme flips to Iowa walk-on offer

Andy Hamilton
Ankeny Centennial's Isaiah Kramme backed out of a scholarship commitment to Northern Iowa Monday to accept a walk-on offer at Iowa.

Isaiah Kramme tossed aside a 75-percent scholarship offer Monday to Northern Iowa to place a bet on himself.

The Ankeny Centennial two-way star backed out of his commitment to the Panthers to accept a preferred walk-on offer from Iowa, where he intends to earn some of that scholarship money back.

"I know I can (earn a scholarship)," Kramme said. "My work ethic is good enough and it'll become better when I go there. I believe in their program. I know I can do it. I wouldn't have picked Iowa if I didn't think I could."

Kramme accounted for 2,122 yards and 22 touchdowns this past season as a run-pass threat at quarterback and also earned all-state honors as a defensive back. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior said he expects to play safety for the Hawkeyes.

"When I went there, me and my family knew that was the right place," Kramme said. "It took a lot of thought and talking with my parents to decide that's where I wanted to go. I've always been a Hawkeye and that's where my heart was."