Horne excited about joining Cyclones

The Iowa State coaching staff thought they were just looking at one specific player when they were breaking down film of recent Cyclone signee Steele Jantz when one of the Iowa State coaches began noticing that one of his teammates was consistently making plays.

"Coach Herman told me they were looking at film of Steele and that's when they noticed what I was doing on the field," said City College of San Fransisco's Aaron Horne. "He then called me and told me that they really liked my speed and that they really liked what they saw on film. We set up a visit and I came in last weekend and really liked everything."

The 5-foot-10 wide receiver liked everything so much he decided to become a Cyclone.

"I was being recruited by Cincinnati, Hawaii, San Jose State, and Fresno State but Iowa State stepped up with an offer and showed me the most love so I chose to commit," he said. "Then when I got to Iowa State for my visit I realized that everything was set up there for me to be successful. I just loved everything about it except for the cold."

Getting to possibly reunite with his City College of San Fransisco quarterback also was a nice bonus.

"The fact that Steele was going there wasn't the final factor for me but obviously I am real happy that we might get the chance to play together again because he's a great player."

Horne signed with Iowa State this past Saturday and is already in Ames for spring classes.

"I can't wait for spring ball and I realize how important it will be if I want a chance to play next year," he said. "I have to get everything down in regards to the offense so that I can be on the field next year. They are looking at me in the slot and they also are going to look at me for both punt and kick returns."

Aaron is already getting to know the players and coaches and he told Cyclone Sports Report that things could not be going better.

"I have mostly met the other wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks and they are all real cool guys," said Horne. "I also really like Coach Rhoads because of the way that he approached on my visit. He really took the time to get to know me better and we just really hit it off."

Horne, who had 51 catches for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns, might have only ended up with one scholarship offer but he intends to make the Cyclone coaching staff look very wise over the next two years.

"I honestly don't know why there weren't more offers because I really put up good numbers but I guess some schools maybe thought I was too small," he said. "It's okay because Iowa State believes in me and I'm very excited about the challenge of playing in the Big 12. I feel I have something to prove and that's what I'm going to do."

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