Cyclones Making Strong Push for Jones

Cyclones Making Strong Push for Jones

The Iowa State Cyclones are no stranger to the state of Florida, and once again are making a strong push for many of the state's top talents. One player, though, is starting to seperate himself a bit from the rest of the pack in the defensive backfield as one of the Cyclones' top priorities.

Tallahassee is a hotbed for talent in the state of Florida, and this year it has been no different. One prospect starting to make a name despite injury is Leon's Thad Jones, who currently holds two offers.

"Iowa State and Louisville have offered Thad to this point," said Head Coach Mark Feely. "Thad has set an official visit to Iowa State for December 5th. He is also receiving strong interest from Clemson, Central Michigan, LSU, Florida, and Southern Miss wants him real bad. I actually spoke with Coach (Phil) Parker and Coach (Darrell) Wilson from Iowa today concerning him as well. Of course, when they hear Iowa State has offered they begin to take more of an interest. His dream school has been Florida, but he knows they recruit more on a national stage."

One problem persisting with Thad has been the missed games thus far due to injury.

"In our fall jamboree, he hurt his ACL somehow. He played through pain the following two games, and actually ran smoother and more crisp than I saw him during the spring. However, the doctors then decided that they needed to go in and do some work. There are still film on two games he played this fall, in which he looks quite amazing considering the circumstances."

One school, though, has continued to make a Thad a top priority despite any concerns. This has not gone unrecongized by Thad, either.

"Iowa State told me they want him even if his leg gets cut off. They are not worried one bit about his injury, and they will have a scholarship available for him until Signing Day. Their whole staff, from Coach Woods to Coach McCarney, has told me they are in love with him. Thad just wants to get up there and check them out on his visit."

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