With 2012 running back David Smith parting ways with Iowa on Thursday, it caught those people who follow recruiting off guard. It also made them wonder if there was a silent commitment at the position, such as Greg Garmon.
"Nope, not yet," said Garmon, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound ball carrier from Erie, PA. "I talked to (Iowa) coaches (Thursday). They said that they will never take my offer away even if someone committed."
Garmon said during the summer that he would be announcing his college choice at the Semper Fi All-American Bow, Jan. 3 in Phoenix.
"That's still the plan," he said.
Garmon officially visited Iowa on Oct. 15 when the Hawkeyes played host to Northwestern. After the trip, he proclaimed Iowa as his favorite.
"That also hasn't changed," he said.
Scout.com ranks Garmon as a four-star recruit on its five-star scale. The McDowell Senior High product is rated as the 13th best running back in the 2012 class by the service.
Garmon has narrowed his list to five schools - Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina and Pittsburgh. He has seen all of those programs unofficially and officially visited Iowa and North Carolina. He was scheduled to visit Illinois officially this weekend.
Through his first 10 games this season, Garmon ran 997 yards and nine scores.