Monteroso visited Chestnut Hill last Wednesday to compare it to his strong feelings about the Hawkeyes. Turned out, he was more in love with the Eagles.
"I just thought it would be a better fit for me," the 6-foot-3, 180-pound pass catcher said. "I preferred BC and that's where I picked to go."
Iowa received two verbal commitments from receivers a few days before Monteroso visited it. The Hawkeyes have three wideout pledges in the '13 class and 15 players total in the group.
Even though Iowa is running out of space in the class, Monteroso said the Hawkeyes did not pull his offer or tell him to wait to commit to them.
"BC has a new offensive coordinator (Doug Martin)," Monteroso said. "The places that he's been, he's thrown the ball a lot more than he's run it. That was a factor. Also, the fact that I fit well with the coaches. I got to know them well."
Monteroso said following his BC visit on Thursday that he would announce his decision that night or the following morning. It came out late Saturday night.
"I went camping," he said. "I was going to announce on Monday, but somehow it leaked out."
Monteroso said pushing the announcement to the weekend was the result of it being a hard decision.
"They're both great schools," he said. "(Iowa Assistant) Coach Brian Ferentz was a great recruiter. He was awesome. It was really tough. My parents sat down with me and we talked through it. I thought it would be a lot easier."