Anthony Schiavone: When I went out there last week I liked it a lot. The coaches were real nice, and the city and the state just felt like a right fit. I also felt that I fit in well with the players that Iowa has.
Q: You mentioned last week that distance could be a factor, and that you had to speak with your parents. How did that discussion go?
Schiavone: We talked about the distance, but it was really an easy decision as far as everything else goes. It was more of a factor for them, but like I said before, it just feels like the perfect fit for me.
Q: You were there for Iowa's game against Wisconsin, and that was a pretty amped up crowd. Did being a part of that environment help to sway your mind?
Schiavone: Yes. I have never been to a game like that before, in front of that many people; it was crazy. That did impact my decision.
Q: Who did you call to tell the news to?
Schiavone: Coach O'Keefe. He was real happy when I told him.
Q: Are you more of an offensive tight end, or well rounded with the blocking as well?
Schiavone: I think that I am a good blocker. You can always get better at everything, but I feel that I am a well rounded tight end.
Q: Do you see yourself staying at tight end, or do you think offensive line is in your future?
Schiavone: As I have been talking with them, we haven't had any discussions about moving to the line.
Q: What are your plans for the rest of the year?
Schiavone: Our season is going good and we are trying to win a state title. We are 6-0 right now, and we play an 11 game schedule. Then the playoffs start.
Q: Do you think playing that many high school games will help your transition to college?
Schiavone: I think so, and we have a coach that runs our program like a small college program. I think that will also help make the transition easier.