Omoile earns ISU scholarship offer

The recruitment of one of his teammates got Coppell (TX) High School's Oni Omoile noticed by the Iowa State coaching staff but it was his recent play that got him a scholarship offer from the Cyclones.

"Last spring they were looking at my teammate Cam McDaniel and the coaches noticed me and said that they would be keeping an eye on me," said Omoile. "Then Coach Wells came sown recently for my game against South Lake Carroll and brought back my tape and showed it to Coach Rhoads. They thought it was amazing so last week Coach Wells called me and put Coach Rhoads on the phone and he made the scholarship offer to me."

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound offensive tackle also has offers Memphis, Wyoming, and Louisiana Tech (which he got Monday night) and he told Cyclone Sports Report that the Cyclone coaching staff has made it very clear why they made their offer.

"They like how athletic I am," said Omoile. "Coach Rhoads told me that he feels I have a good frame that has room to grow once I get on a college lifting program."

Oni will be taking his first official visit this upcoming weekend to Iowa State and while he has not met Coach Rhoads yet in person he made it very clear and he is very impressed with what the second-year Cyclone coach is doing in Ames.

"That win over Texas was really impressive," said Omoile. "I have some family friends that play for Texas and I can tell you that no one saw that coming. I mean Iowa State was dominating up 28-6 until the fourth quarter. Coach Rhoads is definitely a great coach and what he is doing right now with these statement wins is showing that he can definitely turn the program around."

Oni has no current favorites but he definitely knows what he'll be looking for when he arrives in Ames this weekend with his parents.

"The first key thing is just to see how the general atmosphere on campus is at Iowa State," said Omoile. "The other important thing is the quality of classes at the school. At this point I will either major in history or computer engineering."

While Oni is very happy with the Cyclone offer that he got last week it's not likely that he will be making any kind of final decision this weekend.

"I want to know where I'm going to school at some point in January," he said. "Then in February I will sign with that school and everything will be fine. I'd like to take all five visits but I might only have time for three or four of them."

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