December 20, 2007

Cyclones secure a quality commit

The three-star commitments have been going in the wrong direction for Iowa State of late, but the Cyclones got back on track this week with a decision from Killeen (Tex.) offensive lineman David Grant.

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Grant made his decision earlier this week, as first alluded to on the ISU Confidential premium message board. On Thursday, Killeen head coach Sam Jones was ready to verify the news.

"He's verbally committed to Iowa State, this frees him up to enjoy the rest of his senior year," Coach Jones said. "He's a little bit tired of the process. They came in and talked to David and his family and he fell in love with Coach McFarland and Coach Chizik and everybody that was involved for Iowa State. David and his family feel like Iowa State will take care of him when he is up there. They're very comfortable with the decision."

Grant had an unpleasant surprise earlier in his recruiting cycle, having his offer pulled by Oklahoma State after he had committed to the Cowboys. The root cause of that falling out may never be known for sure, but it gave other schools like Iowa State, Texas Tech, UTEP, Baylor and Houston the chance to offer Grant a scholarship. Another Big 12 school, Nebraska, had made a recent run at Grant but it was too little and too late to prevent a commitment to ISU.

According to Jones, Grant will make his official visit to Iowa State in January. The Cyclones are hosting a huge recruiting weekend on January 18-20, so that would be the most likely time for Grant's trip.


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