West Des Moines Dowling tight end Trent Flander always had a feeling he would end up a Cyclone, but…
Flander Has Tough Decision to Make
Trent Flander made sure he gave himself every opporunity to earn as many scholarships possible in attending camps at Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Miami(FL), Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Penn State. He just returned from State College this morning. "I had a real good time at Penn State's camp," said Flander. "I was there from Thursday through Saturday, and I got along real well with the coaches. They were all nice, and I really liked Coach Keeney, my position coach, and I enjoyed talking with Coach Achuff, the coach recruiting me." What else did Flander hear on his summer camp circuit? "Iowa told me they want senior film, and for an in-state school they haven't really shown much actual interest so they are no longer on my list. Kansas told me they were waiting for senior film, but I'm keeping them in mind, and Nebraska told me that I was in their second tier of tight ends so they'd know more at the end of July. Miami(FL) and Oklahoma were both real interested and said they keep in touch. Kansas State never gave me any feedback." Who are his top schools? "Iowa State, Penn State, UCLA, Oklahoma, Miami(FL), and Kansas are the schools at the top of my list right now. UCLA has just recently picked up their interest, and has been communicating with my coach. I seem to be getting the most positive feedback from both Penn State and UCLA right now." "Iowa State is my favorite, though, because they have offered and I really like their coaches. I feel the coaches will also be my friend during my five years spent there, and I like a lot of the kids they are currently recruiting. They have a good atmosphere there." During the spring, Flander made it no secret he was awaiting his official visits to make his decision. However, a detour was thrown in the mix after Flander recently learned Iowa State was expecting a decision soon. "Iowa State told me they'd like me to decide before the end of July, and if I don't get anymore offers, I'm going to commit to them. I've given most of the schools a deadline to let me know if they will be offering as I would like to be able to compare some schools, but Iowa State is my favorite and my only offer so if they want me to decide then I will. I'm just sitting back right now to hear back from other schools."
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