SAN ANTONIO - Tony Springman isn't in a hurry. He's really going to take his time…really going to take his time.
Despite scholarship offers rolling in for him and more likely on the way, the 2011 lineman from Indiana will wait more than another calendar year before making his college choice.
"I've taken a few of my unofficials, but I plan on taking all five of my officials and signing day will be when I announce," Springman said. "I won't announce it prior to that."
Signing day comes in February of 2011.
It looks like plenty of programs will be willing to wait on Springman, who impressed scouts at the junior combine at the Alamo Dome last week. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native has written offers from Michigan State, Indiana and Purdue and verbal offers from Iowa and Northwestern. He said he's also hearing from his Top 3 – Miami, Penn State and Notre Dame.
Iowa is pursuing the 6-foot-6, 260-pound prep tight end. He projects as an offensive tackle at the next level and has the frame to add the necessary weight for the position.
"(The Hawkeyes) send letters pretty much every other day or every day," Springman said. "Eric Johnson said once I give them my junior tape and get with their position coaches and head coach, they would probably forward an offer."
Iowa has impressed Springman during the early stages of his recruitment.
"I see them on TV. I hear about them in the news," he said. "They're a solid program. There's no doubt about that. They produce offensive linemen and defensive linemen. It's a good school. I like it."
Springman said he is hearing from all of the Big Ten schools and select programs in the SEC, ACC and PAC-10. He said he's looking to study education in college with the possible pursuit of teaching in high school.