“It’s huge,” Albert told AllCyclones.com of playing time. “I told them I want to actually play and help out. I’m not the type who is sightseeing. I like to actually help out as much as possible either at safety or at corner if I’m just trying to play.”
Albert, a three-star JUCO cornerback, who has been a priority for Iowa State, made his official visit during the weekend. He has offers from Oregon State, Washington State and Tennessee, but said he left Ames with a favorable impression.
“I really enjoyed myself,” Albert said. “They take care of us and all that stuff. There were a lot of things that shocked me at Iowa State. The whole staff and the players and their fans. They have energy. It was a whole team thing.”
Albert has already made an official visit to Oregon State and will return in September for an unofficial visit. He will also visit Tennessee the following month and said he hopes to have a decision by the end of October.
The expectation would be that the 6-foot-2 Albert, who the Cyclones offered early in the 2015 evaluation period, would have ample opportunity to play next season. He is expected to enroll in his college of choice in January.
Aside from playing time, Iowa State has also pitched one other thing that has stood out to Albert. ISU coach Paul Rhoads, when he was at Pittsburgh, tutored NFL All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.
“He was saying he knows that I have the skill to be an awesome player,” Albert said of his conversation with Rhoads. “He said I remind him of Revis. He said he wants to help out my life on and off [the field]. He’s a real nice guy to talk to.”