Malloy Moving Forward Publisher
Posted Apr 15, 2012

Incoming Iowa freshman Michael Malloy was in town for the Hawkeyes open practice on Saturday and he stayed around to watch his cousin play in an AAU basketball tournament. Hawkeye Insider caught up with the Sioux City Heelan product to find out where the Iowa coaches see him playing this fall, is he has a chance to play right away and how he's responded to an off-field incident last summer.

Michael Malloy is ready to make the most of his second chance.

The Class of 2012 athlete from Sioux City Heelan was arrested and suspended before the start of his senior season. The incident cost him dearly.

Instead of being on scholarship at Iowa this fall, he will walk onto the Hawkeyes. If he stays in good graces with the coaches, he will regain his scholarship in his second season.

"The hardest part for me was letting my teammates down," Malloy said. "But I've grown from that and that's awesome. It's a learngin experience for me and I've just got to overcome that just like everything else."

The Iowa coaches will try Malloy at running back after also considering wide receiver. With injuries and transfers thinning out the position, the in-state product feels like he has a chance to break through as a true freshman.

"I feel like I do have a chance to play," Malloy said. "I always have to keep my goals high, so I'm setting the bar high for me. But I've got to work hard and try to out work everybody else."

See what else Malloy had to say in this eclusive interview with Hawkeye Insider:

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