Two visits down for Nealy

Monticello (FL) Jefferson County High School's DeVondrick Nealy is not close to making any kind of final decision but he clearly enjoyed his second official visit this past weekend in Ames.

"It was really pretty awesome," said Nealy. "Iowa State is an amazing place and the snow wasn't bad at all. We checked out the academics and then the athletic center and there is a lot of good history and I really liked the stadium."

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete says that his relationship with the Iowa State coaches is a major factor.

"My relationship with Coach (Shane) Burnham is very, very strong," said Nealy. "I also really liked talking with Coach Rhoads. He told me that I was one of their biggest recruits and that he really likes how I make guys miss when I ‘m in the open field. He's just an awesome coach and I really enjoyed my time with him."

DeVondrick also likes the fact that Iowa State already has many players from the state of Florida.

"My host was Deon Broomfield and he's from Florida and he told me it's a great opportunity at Iowa State," said Nealy. "Leaving Florida for the state of Iowa wouldn't be a problem at all."

Nealy has now taken two official visits and will likely take three more over the next month.

"I have now been to Michigan and Iowa State," he said. "My other three visits will likely be to Auburn, Arkansas, and Alabama. I probably won't make a decision until signing day."

So what will ultimately be the key factor in Nealy's decision?

"How will each school help me outside of football," he said. "What can they do to help my future if I don't make it to the NFL. I thought it was pretty awesome that Iowa State had the best graduation rate in the Big 12."


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