"They offered me as an athlete because the running backs coach (Lester Erb) wants me to play running back and the wide receivers coach (Erik Campbell) wants me at receiver," the 6-foot, 175-pound Malloy said.
"I kind of thought that I performed well at the (Iowa) camp (on Saturday). (Erb) said that he really liked me. I didn't they'd offer so soon."
Malloy was hand timed running a 4.41-second, 40-yard dash before last season. He ran for 1,668 yards and scored 31 touchdowns (29 rushing) as a junior and also played outside linebacker. Fourteen of his touchdowns came in the playoffs.
Heelan reached the state championship game where it lost to Solon.
Malloy said receiving an Iowa offer was a goal but he's not ready to commit to a college.
"I think I'm just going to hang out for a while," said Malloy, whose other scholarship offer is from South Dakota. "My whole main focus right now is next season, getting back to the state championship game and winning it. We have some unfinished business. I want to get back there before thinking about anything else on a big scale."
Malloy said he might wait until after his senior season to commit.
"It could be sooner," he said. "I know I'm not ready now."
"I was real excited to get the Iowa offer," Malloy said. "It meant a lot."
Malloy is the third known offer from in-state for the Hawkeyes. He joins Barkley Hill and Amara Darboh.