Barrington (Ill.) athlete Chase Murdock is off to a great start to his senior season, and continues to have schools checking on his progress. Iowa is one of those programs keeping an eye on the 6-0, 205-pound Murdock, and he visited Iowa City on Saturday.
"It was a great trip," Murdock said. "We got a chance to get there early and talk to the coaches a little bit. I got a chance to talk to one of the linebackers coaches, Levar Woods, and the running backs coach, Coach [Lester] Erb.
"Basically they said to hang in there. I sent them my film from week one and everyone on the staff watched that and really liked that a lot. They just want to see a little bit more of me playing linebacker."
The last time Murdock was in Iowa City was for the Hawkeye's camp earlier this summer. He also attended a game at the school last fall. This weekend's trip treated Murdock to a thrilling 31-27 Iowa victory.
"They were down and had the comeback. The fans and everyone going nuts… it's an awesome environment and great place," Murdock said. "We got another look at the campus and had a good time down there. I really like the school a lot."
Murdock holds an offer from Northern Illinois, but continues to hear from schools like Iowa, Western Michigan and Wyoming.
"I'm waiting to hear back from Wyoming," Murdock said. "They contacted me on Facebook. They saw my film from week one and just want to see a whole game. They said they have a pretty good idea what they're going to do."
With a productive season taking place on the field this fall, Murdock is hoping to have a few more opportunities to consider before making his final decision.
"I'm just going to wait a couple more weeks to hear from other schools," Murdock said. "If nothing else comes through, I'm thinking I might head to Northern Illinois."
Murdock's primary position for Barrington is running back, but he is getting some time in at linebacker this fall. He reported averages of more than 200 yards per game rushing with over a half dozen touchdowns on the season and several sacks on defense.