Lalk talks ISU commitment

It took a switch of his allegiance here in the state of Iowa but Council Bluffs (IA) Abraham Lincoln High School's Jamison Lalk is the newest Cyclone commitment and he's very excited about it.

"Honestly, I was always a Hawkeye fan but that is definitely not the case anymore," said Lalk. "I'm very happy to be a Cyclone."

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end told Cyclone Sports Report that his junior tape caught the eyes of the Iowa State coaching staff but that they also noticed something right away when watching it.

"After my junior season my high school coach sent them a highlight film and so then Coach Wells started recruiting me," said Lalk. "He told me that they had watched my tape and that they felt that I could switch to tackle because they liked my footwork and how I was blowing people off the line when I was blocking as a tight end. They also like my frame and feel I can add a lot of weight to it."

Jamison, who also had offers from North Dakota, Illinois State, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, UNI, and South Dakota, decided to wait about week after getting his Iowa State offer just to sort things out.

"I was real excited and wanted to commit right away but I didn't want to have any regrets," he said. "I wanted to take an academic visit before I made my final decision because I want to major in engineering and everyone knows that Iowa State has a great engineering program. After I took that visit and talked with my parents I could just see myself at Iowa State and so I called the coaches and committed."

Jamison took an unofficial visit for the Kansas game and will be in Ames again this weekend for his official visit against Nebraska.

"I had been up before but the Kansas game was my favorite visit because I knew I was going there," he said. "It's just a different feeling and I really received a great welcome from the coaches and the other commits. The water celebration after the game was awsome and I really got soaked. I'm really looking forward to coming up again this weekend for the Nebraska game."

Lalk also made it clear that he is very much looking forward to playing for Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads.

"I like him a lot and watching what they have done during the two years that he has been head coach just shows that he is the right guy to change things at Iowa State. He's real down-to-earth and he should be fun to play for."

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