August 15, 2011

Four-star RB sets visit

Erie,PA has been good to the Iowa Football program over the years and Coach Kirk Ferentz is hoping it will be good to him again in 2012. Greg Garmon, one of the top running back prospects in the country, made his way from Erie to Iowa City for an unofficial visit and came away very impressed with what the Hawkeyes had to offer.

"It was a really good visit," Garmon said. "Everything about the program was really impressive. The coaches took me on a tour of the football facilities and the campus and spent time with me talking about how I would fit into their program."

Iowa has a tradition of success when it comes to running the football and for Garmon, who ran for 1,225 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, it was very appealing.

"They run the football and for a running back that is something you have to look at. I know they have had success with a guy like Shonn Greene, who is in the NFL. While I was on my visit they showed me how they used him in their offense."

Garmon also spent time at the University of Illinois before stopping by Iowa and was impressed by what the Illini had to offer.

The four star running back, who Rivals.com ranks as the 184th best prospect in the country by Rivals.com, has already scheduled one official visit for this fall and will be setting more in the future.

"So far I have one official visit set up and that is to Iowa for the game against Northwestern in October," he said. "I will schedule a few more at a later date."

Garmon says that he won't be making a decision any time soon. His plan is to announce his college choice at the first annual U.S. Marine Corps All American Bowl in Phoenix in early January.

"Right now I am looking hardest at Iowa, Illinois and Michigan, but I am also considering Pittsburgh and North Carolina. I'll be announcing my decision at the Marine All American game in January."


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