According to his Twitter account, Northern Iowa has picked up a commitment from 2017 prospect Austin Phyfe. He comes out of Waverly, Iowa and plays at Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School. Phyfe is listed at 6'9" and 225 lbs and also had attention from Air Force, North Dakota, and South Dakota State among others before committing. He is currently Northern Iowa's only 2017 commitment. Northern Iowa started at 8-5 overall this season.