Marcus Malbrough: I just feel real comfortable with Iowa. They have a great program, and they a great team. I just felt that I fit in really well at Iowa, and once I knew that, I knew that it was the place for me.
Q: Who did you call and break the news to?
Malbrough: I called up to speak with Coach Ferentz, but he wasn't near a phone at the time. So I called Coach Jackson and we talked a bit, and I spoke with Coach Ferentz later on and he told me how appreciative he was that I chose to come to Iowa and that he was glad to have me as a part of the team.
Q: What position have they talked about?
Malbrough: They said defensive end, that is probably where I will start. Iowa has said that they like my quickness, so defensive end is the best position. If I come in and redshirt, I know they have talked about getting me to 240 or 250 pounds, but doing that in a way to keep my quickness.
Q: What was it about Iowa that stood out?
Malbrough: The coaching staff is just down to earth. I spoke with a lot of the coaches, not just Coach Ferentz and Coach Jackson. A lot of them talked with me, they showed me a lot of love and that just created a feeling of comfort for me.
Q: Iowa has hit your hometown pretty hard, going after the Chavis kids last year and with Jacody Coleman on campus. Did you have a lot of familiarity with Iowa before this year?
Malbrough: I had seen Coach Jackson around before, but to tell you the truth I didn't know much about them when all of this started.
Q: Do you keep in touch with Jacody?
Malbrough: Yes, I talked with him today about my commitment. I actually committed last night, so I talked with him about that.
Q: Do you have plans to make visits to other schools?
Malbrough: I seriously doubt it. I have a visit to Iowa on the 18th, and that probably will be it. I know where I want to be, and I am comfortable. Since I have committed, I haven't spoken with any other coaches from other teams.
Q: What were some of your other offers?
Malbrough: Tulane this summer, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Iowa