Molk Narrowing It Down

Four-Star offensive lineman Dave Molk (6-1, 270, 5.0) from Lemont Township (Ill.) has 14 scholarship offers to his credit, but currently remains very open. He gives's Allen Wallace the latest on his recruitment.

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"I have offers from all the Big-10 schools except Ohio State and Penn State," Molk said. He also has offers from Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Arizona State.

Molk denies a leader, but favors Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Iowa, and several others. "I like the o-line coach at Michigan (Andy Moeller). We have a good relationship. He really stresses the tradition at Michigan and their prestige," Molk said. "I'm going to go to an academic day there on July 29."

The first school to offer Molk was Northwestern back in February. "Pat Fitzgerald (the new head coach) is actually my recruiting coach so I'm pretty familiar with him already. He's a good guy and really knows and loves the program. He was a player and a coach there and I think he'll be able to do some special things."

Molk says that he never grew up watching any specific school. "I'll look at the school itself. I want to get a good education and I'm also going to look at how well the program is doing," Molk said. "I'll probably narrow it down soon because I'd like to commit somewhere before the season starts. I've been to nearly all the schools that have offered me, but I'm going to try to visit Arizona State this summer too. My dad wants to come see all my games so he wants me to stay close, but that's not a big factor for me. I'd prefer to live in a city. I don't want to live on a farm in the middle of a cornfield or anything. I'm more of a city guy.

"Wisconsin has a really good business school," Molk said. "The coach is a question mark, but I think he'll be successful. Also, I really get along well with the Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz. I like how they always have a great o-line."

Molk benches 385-pounds, squats 570 and have a vertical jump of 28-inches. "I play low and fast," Molk said. "I'm strong and I can hit hard. I play left tackle in high school, but I'll be a center in college. I need to bulk up and maybe get bigger."

He reports a 3.0 GPA and a 25 on his ACT.

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