Scott Covert Commits to Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes gained a commitment from Illinois HS lineman Scott Covert over the weekend. Scott is the son of former Pitt Panther and Chicago Bear Jimbo Covert. Scott held an offer from Pitt in addition to his offer from Iowa. Read about his decision...

Q: You had offers from Pittsburgh and Iowa, why did you decide on Iowa right now?

Scott Covert: I have been coming to their camps for a long time, and I know coach Ferentz real well, plus all the coaches. I just felt real comfortable with the campus because I had been there for so many summers in a row.

Q: You were in town for the Iowa-Northwestern game. Was there anything about that visit that stood out to you aside from your summer visits?

Covert: I didn't know that every game was sold out in Iowa. I couldn't believe the atmosphere when I went into Kinnick Stadium. That really made an impression on me and stood out to me.

Q: So the Iowa-Pitt game didn't have any bearing on your decision at all, apparently?

Covert: I made my decision before the Iowa-Pitt game. I really liked Pitt, and my father played there, but Iowa is the place for me

Q: When did you call the Iowa coaches to tell them?

Covert: I called Coach Ferentz to tell him but he didn't answer. He called me back and there were some other coaches that were in the same room with him and they were happy too. That makes you feel good.

Q: Where has Iowa told you that you would play?

Covert: We have talked about two or three positions, but I think I will play defensive end. You never know, I might play offense line, too.

Q: Does it feel good to sort of follow in your father's college football footsteps, with hopes of playing in the NFL one day?

Covert: It's pretty cool that I get to do what my dad did, but it was my decision. I like the fact that I get to keep up our family tradition.

Q: Is there a style of play that you like to bring to the field?

Covert: I usually play like every down is my last down, and every game is my last game. If I give my all, I know that I will go out with no regrets. I don't think much about style; I just try to hit the person in front of me and make a tackle. That is what football means to me.

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