The University of Iowa announced today that sophomore running back Marcus Coker has withdrawn his application to enroll in spring semester classes. Coker also asked for a release from his football scholarship and that request has been granted.[details]
Personal: Born 5/11/92 . . . Astrophysics major . . . Principal's List . . . named as state Gentleman of the Year in both 2009 and 2010, posting over 1,000 hours of community service . . . mother is Tammy Money . . . high school coach was Bill McGregor.
High school honors: Named first team all-state and all-conference as a senior after earning second team honors on all-state and all-conference teams as a junior . . . earned first team all-County honors for two seasons . . . second team all-Metro . . . named offensive MVP of Super 60 list in Maryland/District of Columbia/Virginia area . . . Career - - offensive MVP as a senior helped prep team make four straight appearances in state playoffs, with a four-year record of 43-5 . . . rushed 165 times for 1,698 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior . . . gained 1,287 yards on 108 carries as a junior, with 17 touchdowns . . . rushed 70 times for 548 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore . . . team captain as junior and senior . . . set school record with 392 rushing yards in a game, which ranks fourth best in state history.