Three-star safety commits to Iowa 

June, 15, 2012
Three-star safety Malik Rucker (New Hope, Minn./Robbinsdale Cooper) told a few members of the Iowa staff he was committing on Tuesday. He did not want to officially commit until Friday, though, when he was on campus and could tell coach Kirk Ferentz face to face.

“I knew at the beginning of the week I was ready. I told coach [Eric] Johnson on Tuesday, but I told him don’t tell coach Ferentz yet because I wanted to tell him myself,” Rucker said. “I came down to Iowa City (on Friday) and gave him my commit.

"He was real excited. He said he’s been waiting to hear that and knew I was smart and was going to come to Iowa.”