“First off I would like to say that I have been in discussion with some close friends and family members, they have come along side of me to help me make some important decisions as it relates to which school that will attend.
“As you know I had made a verbal to the University of Nebraska and I was looking forward to wrestling under Coach Mark Manning and also being able to wrestle along side my brother Blake, Blake decided to pursue some life long dreams and will transfer to N C School of the Arts for which I as well as our whole family is supporting him in his decision.
“After a lot of discussion I have decided to stay close to home where I have strong family support and a team of trainers that I am close to.
“I will be attending Iowa State University under Coach Jackson.
“I am making this statement at this time and will not be making any others, I am putting all of my focus and efforts on preparing for National Duals and a national title” in Fargo, N.D.
Meeks announced in March that he would follow his brother, Blake, to Lincoln.
Blake Meeks, who was 0-2 in his freshman season at Nebraska, will transfer to North Carolina School of the Arts, meaning John Meeks no longer would have be able to wrestle on the same team as his older brother.
That, his father Keith told the Des Moines Register two weeks ago, caused people to “run off at the edges” with speculation that John would change his mind.