Hey Cyclone fans, I hope you are hungry. Hungry for some bacon because who the hell isn’t always hungry for bacon? Ok, it isn’t real bacon, but this is my feature for Iowa State football recruiting tidbits I have during the week. Anything on my mind or anything that doesn’t go on my recruiting big boards will be posted here as “Bacon Bits”. Whether you like it crispy, chewy or somewhere in-between.
This past weekend, I got to see 2020 safety commit Mason Chambers (Schertz, TX) play in person and after the game, I had a chance to speak with him about his performance and his thoughts on the Cyclones so far this season. Also, there was a new 2021 offer that went out as well as a 2020 corner who put Iowa State in his top ten.
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Last week, Iowa State extended an offer to 2021 running back Deon Silas out of Lutz, Florida. Deon has offers from Southern Miss, South Alabama, South Florida and Bowling Green. Here is what Deon told me about his offer from Iowa State. “It’s a great program with great coaches and I am just so grateful and thankful to receive an offer from Iowa State.” While he was happy about the offer, he still says that he is still wide-open right now in his recruitment.
2020 3-Star CB puts Iowa State in his top ten
Sunday evening, 2020 3-Star CB Tyson McWilliams (San Diego, CA) announced his top ten that included Nevada, Oregon State, Colorado State, BYU, Utah State, Hawaii, San Diego State, Nebraska, California along with Iowa State. He told me that he is a “Big fan of the program and that they play big time football up in Ames.” As of right now, he doesn’t have plans to visit and he doesn’t have a commitment date either. He mentioned that the communication from Iowa State hasn’t been as strong as the other schools recruiting him, but he is still hoping to take a visit.
2020 Iowa State Safety Commit Mason Chambers (Schertz, TX)
Friday night, I went to check out Mason Chambers out in Schertz, Texas. He plays at Samuel Clemens High School and his team took on one of the best programs in the city, as well as their rival, Cibolo-Steele. His team was able to hold on to a 28-23 victory that went right down to the wire and ended on a goal line stop. Mason played well and had a key role in his team’s victory, including a huge pass break up to help seal the game.
After the game, I was able to catch up with Mason on his performance, the win and his thoughts on the Cyclones so far this season.
WRNL: Tell me about the big win tonight. You mentioned that your school hasn’t beaten Steele since 2006. What does that mean to you?
Mason: “It’s a big confidence booster and a big momentum shift in everything in Clemens history. Both sides of the ball did their thing. The defense played their butt off and our offense did their thing. It was a great collective effort overall.”
WRNL: What steps do you take to get better each week?
Mason: “Coach is going to send that film out on Saturday morning and I will be all over it. I will be watching every single play and looking for what I did wrong and just learn from it to better myself.”
WRNL: What have you seen from the Cyclones so far this season?
Mason: “Iowa State has shown great defense and the offense can move the ball as well. It just seems like something I want to get into and something that’s about to be great.”
WRNL: What’s the one thing you are looking most forward to when you get to Ames?
Mason: “Just getting better. They can teach me stuff that I can’t necessarily learn here. They can tweak my game to make me better. My first step can be better, my hips can be better, and I am looking forward to getting better there.”
WRNL: Any plans to head back up to Ames for another visit?
Mason: “I was going to go to the Baylor game but I won’t be able to make it so I will have to plan on another visit this year.”