Washington Evening Journal
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WINFIELD — With just one year of high school football under his belt, Winfield-Mount Union’s Cam Buffington has made a big decision.
Buffington announced this week that he has verbally committed to the University of Iowa.
The soon-to-be sophomore announced on his Twitter page Monday that he has committed after a visit. He had announced two weeks prior that he picked up his first Division 1 scholarship from Iowa.
Buffington was an animal in his freshman season with the Wolves. On defense, he had 50.5 tackles, including a team-high 38 solo takedowns. He picked one ball off on the year and returned it 27-yards to the end zone for a pick six.
On the offensive side of the ball, Buffington was tremendous. He carried the ball 114 times and ran for 956 yards and 17 scores, both tops on the team. He caught four passes for a team-high 73 yards and two scores, and even completed four passes for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He had a great year punting, averaging 31.8 yards per punt.
Buffington was recruited to Iowa to play linebacker. He is only the second commitment for the Hawkeyes in the high school Class of 2024.
In his Twitter post, Buffington called playing at Iowa a “dream come true.”
Buffington and the WMU football team took a big step forward last fall. After winning just three games in the previous four years, WMU went 4-4, picking up wins over Tri-County, Twin Cedars, Iowa Valley and WACO.
The Wolves will kick off the 2021 football season with a home game against Moravia on Aug. 27.