Scout Premium Content

Follett: No Regrets on Move to Tight End

Imagine this scenario: You are a linebacker at Iowa in the 6-foot-4, 230-pound range. It's the end of your redshirt freshman season, and you just witnessed a linebacker turned tight end win the Mackey Award. Then, the Iowa coaches come to you and ask you if you would like to switch to that position. What are you going to say? That was the exact scenario that was presented to Mike Follett. He accepted the challenge, and is looking for some green pastures this season.

When Mike Follett arrived at Iowa, he was excited to finally get his chance to play defense full time He split duties between safety and quarterback at Des Moines Valley, and was slotted at the ‘Leo' position when he got to Iowa City. But in the winter of 2003, the Iowa coaches came to him and told him they felt he could be a good tight end. Follett went along with the sales pitch, and why not...