Malloy Visits Iowa

Michael Malloy is poised to be one of the better players in the state of Iowa this coming fall. The Sioux City Heelan RB is receiving strong recruiting interest. He recently took a trip to Iowa City.

Picking out the best part of his visit to Iowa was an easy choice for Michael Malloy.

"It was real cool to watch practice," he said. "You really get to see what the game is like at that level."

The 2012 running back from Sioux City Heelan has been on Iowa's radar for a while. Hawkeye Assistant Reese Morgan introduced himself to the running back during last year's state playoffs in the UNI-Dome.

Malloy, who still is waiting for his first scholarship offer, said that Iowa State is recruiting him the hardest of any school. He will camp with the Cyclones and at Arkansas.

"I'm not sure where else I'll camp," he said. "It's going to depend on my schedule."

Malloy said he's receiving a lot more recruiting letters and email from schools as of late. Arkansas, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Northern Iowa are among the programs showing interest.

After Iowa State, Malloy said that the Hawkeyes are showing the most interest in him. On his visit, he sat in on the running back meetings.

Malloy is running the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter races for the defending state champion Heelan track team this spring.

Malloy was hand timed running a 4.41-second, 40-yard dash before the season. He ran for 1,668 yards and 31 touchdowns (29 rushing) this season and also played outside linebacker. Fourteen of his touchdowns came in the playoffs.

Here's a link to a previous story I wrote about Malloy.

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