Philly LB Headed to Midwest

Marcus Collins received a late scholarship offer from Iowa and jumped on it. The Philadelphia linebacker talks about his commitment in this Hawkeye Insider interview.

Iowa tapped into some new areas for recruits this season, including the Philadelphia Catholic league. Monsignor Bonner Linebacker Marcus Collins signed his letter of intent with the Hawkeyes on Wednesday.

"It was the high-intensity football out there," Collins said of his Iowa choice. "They have a passion for football. They play power defense. It's a great place to be.

"What got me more interested in Iowa was the academic side of it. The business program is top notch. That can push me forward into where I want to go in marketing."

Collins also was being pursued by Army.

"Army was a high possibility for me to go there,' Collins said. "I went on an official visit and starting thinking more about that school. It's a great place to be."

Collins said his other options for college were Stony Brook, Villanova, Bloomsburg, West Chester, Lycoming, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. He also took an unofficial visit to West Virginia.

Listen to what Collins (5-11, 216) had to say about his commitment and his style of play in this premium audio interview.

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