Mabin Gets Iowa Offer

Greg Mabin officially visited Iowa this weekend hoping to receive a Hawkeye scholarship offer. The '12 FL WR got what he wanted and talked about his trip with Hawkeye Insider.

Iowa last picked up a verbal commitment on Aug. 27 when Ruben Lile pledged to the Hawkeyes. That drought almost ended on Sunday.

"I really like the school a lot," said 2012 Florida Wide Receiver Greg Mabin, who officially visit Iowa this weekend. "I was considering committing right there on the spot after the visit that I had. But I talked to my parents and my coach and they said it would be best if I waited until after the season so that I'm not distracted during the season. I can just concentrate on right now. I can focus on the future after."

The Iowa coaches offered Mabin a scholarship on Sunday morning. Jacksonville State and Tulane also have offered the 6-foot-2, 190-pound wideout from Fort Lauderdale (FL) Calvary Christian.

"Iowa is definitely my No. 1 right now," Mabin said. "I got a chance to see the school and talk to the coaches and the players. It was a really nice visit. I can't think of anything bad about the school."

Iowa packed the house for a Big Ten showdown with Northwestern on Saturday night. Kinnick Stadium was rocking in a 41-31 Hawkeye win.

"It was crazy," Mabin said. "The fan base is absolutely insane. You could tell that they really care about their team."

True freshman wide receiver Marcus Grant played host to Mabin.

"He was a real cool guy," Mabin said. "He showed me around a little bit and told me what to expect; what would happen if I went there. I like how he was straight forward with me."

Mabin said that he really connected with the Iowa staff.

"The coaches were phenomenal," Mabin said. "I really liked Erik Campbell, the receivers coach. I also got to meet one-on-one with Coach (Kirk) Ferentz. I talked with him for maybe 15 minutes and I could just tell he's a straight forward guy who really loves his job and really cares about his players a lot."

The Iowa coaches complimented Mabin on his physical play from the receiver position.

"They like how I'm not afraid of contact," Mabin said. "They like my demeanor and how I genuinely love the game. They say I'm a smart player with a good work ethic. They said they'd love me to play for them."

Calvary Christian has jetted out to a 4-0 start with Mabin catching approximately 20 passes for around 600 yards and eight touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 59 passes for 1,076 yards and 12 touchdowns.


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