Cyclones The Favorite For Goolsby

Wichita (KS) Bishop Carroll admits to Iowa State being his favorite after receiving a scholarship offer after last night's camp in Ames.

Wichita (KS) Bishop Carroll offensive athlete Denzel Goolsby continues to get offered at each camp he attends. It's a strong statement about his talents and abilities that he has been offered at half the camps he's performed at.

Kansas offered him after seeing him in person, and now Iowa State has as well. It's not out of the question that the two other staffs that have seen him in person, Kansas State and Oklahoma State, will offer as well.

The offer from the Cyclones came last night after showcasing his skills at running back and wide receiver.

"It was great to pick up that offer," Goolsby said. "I'm keeping everything open in my recruitment, still. However, with their coaching staff, fans, atmosphere, and facilities, Iowa State is my favorite so far."

Goolsby had been to Ames before and raved about the facilities, and did so again.

"It was my second time there and I'm always blown away by what they have to offer," he admitted. "They have the best facilities I've seen."

The rising senior from Kansas shared details of his conversation with the Iowa State boss afterwards.

"Coach Rhoads visited with me for about 20 minutes in his office," Goolsby mentioned. "He said that they definitely wanted to offer me a scholarship to come play for them. I'm being looked at as both a running back and wide receiver. They don't know which one they prefer yet because they really liked me at both. They know I can be versatile."

"It's great," he added. "If a running back commits there before me, then I could still commit there as a wide receiver and vice versa, which is a good feeling. Coach Rhoads also said there's no doubt in his mind that I'm a Big 12 player and that they will recruit the heck out of me trying to get me to go there."

Another visit to the Cyclone campus is definitely in the plans for Goolsby.

"They want me to come up and see the campus," he noted. "They also want me to see a game there, of course, and get a feel for the atmosphere myself. I'm thinking about visiting them when they play Kansas State the second game of the year.

Goolsby originally wanted to make his college choice before the start of his senior season, but is a bit more unclear about that now.

"I'm not sure at this point, anymore," he stated when asked when a decision could come. "It would be nice to take a few official visits before I make my choice."

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