January 24, 2011

Alston impressed with Iowa City

When New Jersey linebacker Quinton Alston committed to Iowa this month, he did so without ever setting foot on campus. This past weekend, he got his chance as the 6-foot-1, 234-pound Alston made his official visit to the Hawkeye State. The three-star prospect talks about the experience, if his recruiting has come to a close, and much more.

Q: How did your official visit go?

ALSTON: Man, it was beautiful. My host was Big Mike Daniels and he took me around and introduced me to a lot of the other players. He showed me some of the places around there and there's a lot to do. There's more to do than I expected. It was a lot of fun.

Q: Being already committed, what were some of the key things you got to see and do?

ALSTON: I just got to see everything and meet everyone really. I met a lot of the freshmen and some of the other recruits and commits. It was a lot of fun just to be around the people. It's not so much the things around there as it the people. Not just the football players either, but the students as well. Everyone was really nice.

Q: In sitting down with the coaches, what did you hear from them as far as where they sit you fitting in next year?

ALSTON: They project me at MIKE linebacker, but whatever they need because I think I can play all three. They said I'll probably be playing a lot of special teams too. I'll play whatever.

In early January, Alston switched his commitment from Pittsburgh to Iowa. Along with those two schools, the three-star prospect drew scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Purdue, Louisville, Wisconsin, Stanford, Virginia, West Virginia, Boston College, Baylor, Duke, Indiana, NC State, South Florida, Vanderbilt, and Tulane, among others, during the recruiting process.

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