"It's definitely exciting when you get an offer," said Mahone. "I have some family in Iowa, so that is definitely a plus in my book. I actually saw them play in person when I was at the Michigan game. They played really well in the game and I liked how they used their running back in the system.
"At this point, I'm planning a visit up there. I would say they are pretty high on my list, so I want to get there and see what they are all about. I'm definitely interested I learning more about them."
Mahone rushed for nearly 700 yards last season on 81 carries. He found the end zone nine times and defense was a star at linebacker, racking up five interceptions.
At this point, the junior has over 15 offers, but has no favorites.
"I actually need to talk to the Iowa coaching staff still. I tried to call the offices today, but I don't know if anyone was there. I'm actually going to try to call them tomorrow," said Mahone. "I'm not sure at this point who my recruiting coach is. Coach Ferentz wrote me a letter though and gave me his card.
"It's always a good thing to hear from a program that is putting guys into the next level. It's most guys' dreams to make it to the next step and hopefully the league after college. At the same point, I'm not dwelling on that right now too much, but it's a good thing."
Mahone is 6-foot and weighs in at 205. He describes himself as a running back that has "good vision and doesn't wear out fast. "In my biggest game last year I actually did most of my damage in the fourth quarter. I feel like I have great stamina. I have speed, it's not like a 4.3 but I don't get caught from behind.