IOWA CITY, Iowa – High school sophomore quarterback Max Duggan was hopeful this day would come.
The Council Bluffs native was extended a scholarship offer by the Iowa football team on Friday.
"It’s a great feeling to get offered by Iowa," Duggan said Saturday. "They have a great program and a great coaching staff.
"I feel very honored by it."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Duggan attended camp at Iowa over the summer and thought he had performed well enough to receive an offer from the Hawkeyes.
He was right.
"(It came as) a little bit of a surprise," Duggan said. "I went over to Iowa’s camp and felt like it was a good camp and I was was hoping I would get offered at some point."
Iowa is the first school to offer Duggan a scholarship. He is also the first quarterback that Iowa has offered in the 2019 class.
Duggan has been contacted by Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota, but a few things about Iowa stand out to him.
"(I like the) coaching staff and the tradition," said Duggan, who is considered a dual-threat quarterback. "Also the way the players are always energized and engaged and the fans."
Duggan led Lewis Central High School to a spot in the Class 4A playoffs this season while racking up more than 2,000 yards, including 1,556 passing yards and 15 touchdowns.
Duggan said he would like to attend Iowa’s game against Nebraska on Nov. 25 at Kinnick Stadium.