Camden (N.J.) Woodrow Wilson safety
Harold Dalton returned home Sunday from his first official visit, and said his trip to Iowa was all he expected to be. After seeing the campus in person, he gave Hawkeyes his pledge.
Dalton rated the visit a nine and said there were no surprises on the visit.
“Everything was what I expected,” he said. “It was just where I want to be.
“It is people, nice people. The coaches are straight up with you, and I like that. If you are straight up with me, I will be straight up with you.” He was hosted by freshman running back Albert Young, a player he already knew, after playing against him in high school.
Although he has made a verbal commitment to Iowa, Dalton said that two schools still stand a chance of gaining an official visit from him: Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
“A bunch of players from my high school go to Tennessee,” he explained of his interest in the Vols. “There are two players from here there now, and that gives them a big up there. They are telling me great things are happening there.
I have just always liked Virginia Tech since I was little. I found out they were recruiting me, and I like the coach that has been recruiting me, Coach Cavanaugh. He is cool.”
At 6-foot-1 and 185-pounds, Harold runs the 40-yard dash 4.48 seconds and boasts a 34-inch vertical leap. As a junior he was named all-conference and all-South Jersey group III after accumulating 47 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks, 19 pass break-ups and four forced fumbles. So far this season he has added 36 tackles, six forced fumbles, and two interceptions, both for touchdowns.