Bowen reflects on his Signing Day
Wed, 6 Feb 2013|
CSNChicago.com's Matt Bowen reflects on what his Signing Day was like when he pledged for the University of Iowa - 2/6
Well I was back in 1994. When a stud quarterback -- -- led by the last. Had major college football -- stuff but his mailbox with letters -- up his parents. Answering machine there -- -- -- to come play for them. Yes this is the official recruiting tape over one Matt Bowen nearly two decades ago in between -- fine collegiate career. That opened the way to end the Houston in the NFL -- at that number nine cap for metro was out there the film student from Africa. I think he would have made a great division to quarterback who really violated you know I was I was I was a quarterback I have played my freshman year he scouts who wins county. Bobby Jiaka of the curtain and it. Deepest corner was a linebacker used to beat me up every single. You know and presumed that season away and talk to chuck long was excellent defense tobacco's -- on a quarterback. And -- says you won't play in Sunday's. Of course you know and when does this in your not gonna -- a quarterback you know it's a complaint defense from me and I was part of the thing wanted to recruit -- -- trying to until there was possibility of players and safety. I'm mostly. Moved to safety and never threw pass the big -- -- Track connected down there the closing speed is amazing the quarterback on that play -- -- -- if if we want to Booker hurt. Well -- a little bit about about the whole process. You wrote a great piece in the Tribune today and I feel about what that a day or what those weeks leading up to a we're like. And how Gary Barnett who is was -- on your door and I think mom why did you -- go that way. Talk about -- you sorted all out and falling in love and I was city. So you know I wasn't looked to have amounts to a miscue on ousting -- earnings and you don't. A lot of Big Ten programs in Ohio Illinois Purdue Indiana northwestern but in my first visit northwest of you also I was impressed because -- -- -- of course part of my mom loved the idea did not agree to the roster who were. But when I went to Iowa I think there's a feeling all these kids have to step on campus Molson family not the top five recruits in the country have fifteen -- in front of it. You fall in love with the place and I still love that my system that feeling when I drive across the severe rare that -- -- don't mean I don't love coach -- -- in my house. When these cowboy boots on with -- wrongful death penalty kill them. I loved everything about Iowa I wanna be all kind they're gonna give me a chance to play quarterback. -- it it's still a decision I love to distant.