Molk Returns From Iowa City

Lemont, Illinois offensive lineman Dave Molk made his first unofficial visit to the University of Iowa this past Saturday after receiving an offer from the Hawkeyes only a week beforehand. Molk was one of the stars of the Scout.com All-American Combine that took place at the University of Iowa. The Iowa Hawkeye coaches were in attendance at the combine, which led to the offer. Scout.com's Josh Clark caught up with Molk to gain his thoughts on his most recently taken unofficial visit.

"I had a very impressive visit to Iowa," Molk told Scout.com. "Iowa is definitely one of the top schools on my list, right now. I'd have to say Coach (Kirk) Ferentz was probably the most impressive part of the visit. It was the best conversation I've had with a head coach, by far, to this point."

Molk also felt Iowa proved themselves as a school worthy of strong consideration as an offensive lineman.

"I really like how Iowa is largely based around their offensive line," added Molk, who has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 25 on the ACT. "I didn't know Coach Ferentz was previously an offensive line coach in the NFL until the visit, and even their strength and conditioning coach has background with the offensive line."

The Iowa coaches informed Molk they hadn't offered before the combine because they were unsure of his size, and ability to take on defensive lineman over 300 pounds.

"I want all the big schools out there who have backed off me because of any size concerns to know I'm plenty big and powerful enough to handle 330-pound lineman. I do it everyday in practice here at my school," Molk stated.

While Molk was greatly impressed with the visit to Iowa, he still is nowhere near a decision.

"I'm hoping to have my decision made by the start of my senior season, but I have no clue as to where I'm going to go, right now," Molk said.

"My favorites are Iowa, Northwestern, Minnesota, Purdue, Iowa State, and Michigan State from the schools that have offered. I like Notre Dame, but they told me they need to see me in camp to see how well I move. If I were to go to any camps, Notre Dame and Oklahoma are the most likely. Oklahoma's offensive line coach came from Northwestern and he recruited me while he was there."

Molk went much further in-depth regarding his visit to Iowa this past Saturday, IN THIS REPORT, offered exclusively to HawkeyeNation subscribers in the Hawkeye Clubhouse. Molk talks about his meetings with Hawkeye assistants Lester Erb, Reese Morgan, and Chris Dolye, in addition, to further comments regarding head man Kirk Ferentz. Also, learn of a connection he currently has to the Hawkeye football program.


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