Athlete Malik Golden of Cheshire (Conn.) Academy has seen a steady increase of interest and offers over the last couple of months. Earlier this week his recruiting process hit a new level as he reeled in his first BCS offer from a Big Ten program.
"Iowa just offered," said Golden. "They've been on me for awhile, but it's official now. They saw me work out awhile ago and then we started talking a lot. They pulled the trigger with the offer, which was really awesome. The school is great and it's Big Ten football too."
Iowa joins previous offers from Tulane, Akron, Towson, Stony Brook and Bryant. However, if things continue the way they have been for Golden, these schools will likely have more company.
"Recruiting has been heating up," said Golden. "I have a lot more schools interested right now. Penn State, Boston College, Rutgers and N.C. State have all been more interested after they saw me work out.
This upcoming weekend will begin a hectic stretch for Golden, who is 6-foot-1 and 185-pounds.
"I have the Syracuse camp on Friday, UConn on Sunday, Iowa next Saturday, then BC, Rutgers and Penn State at the end of the month," said Golden.
While recruiting has been moving in the right direction for him recently, Golden is still eager to prove that he is a player who deserves more attention.
"I want to prove that I'm a high level player," said Golden. "A lot of New England players get knocked because they say that there's no competition up here, and that's not true."
Finally, Golden discussed if he has set any time line for his final decision.
"Hopefully before the start of the season, but I'm not going to rush anything," said Golden.