Higdon Breaks Down Iowa Official, What's Next

South Florida verbal commitment Karan Higdon made his way from his Sarasota home to Iowa this weekend for an official visit. The speedy running back left impressed with what the Big Ten school had to offer. He spoke with HI about the stop and what's next for him on the recruiting trail.

When you're hosting a key official visitor, it's easy to become concerned how a loss might impact his view of the program. Iowa can relax as it pertains to Florida running back Karan Higdon.

The Hawkeyes impressed one of the top ball carrier on their board despite falling 20-17 to rival Iowa State.

"It was such an awesome visit," Higdon said. "The people around there, the players, the coaches, the fans, they all made it feel like family."

Higdon said he remains committed to South Florida. He also plans to officially visit Arkansas and Kentucky (dates to be determined) with hopes of making a final decision sometime towards the end of senior campaign at Sarasota Riverview High.

"(Iowa is) definitely one of my top schools like they were before (the visit). Right now, I'm really just focusing on my season and when it comes time I will narrow it down and make my decision. After I'm done taking visits to wherever I want to take them, I'll sit down and just weigh out my options. Whichever one comes out on top, comes out on top," he said.

Higdon verbally committed to South Florida in January. Since deciding to look around in June, he's approached the process deliberately in order to make the best decision possible. He visited the Bulls unofficially at the end of August and Iowa represented the next step.

"I thought it was very unique. I haven't seen anyplace like it. When you hear about Iowa, you usually hear about the cornfields but Iowa City is a completely different place. Everybody was cool. The weather was pretty nice," he said.

Hawkeye Safety Miles Taylor played host to Higdon (5-10, 190).

"He was really cool. He's away from home as I would be. He's having a good time playing as a true freshman and hopefully I will be able to do the same in my college career," Higdon said.

Higdon felt like he got a good feel for the Hawkeye coaches.

"They just tried to show me who they were. They didn't really try to sell me on anything. They just wanted to make sure that I knew who they were and what they were about," he said.


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