David Irving: He has to be a great coach because he is already turning the program around. He came out for a visit a few weeks ago and it was great. I just feel that I have really gotten to know him a lot better and I'm real comfortable with him. We watched my All-Star game film and he liked what he saw.
Cyclone Sports Report: Why did you ultimately sign with Iowa State?
David Irving: I really felt it was the best place for me and I like that they are starting to develop the program. I think Coach Rhoads is building something special and I want to be a part of it.
Cyclone Sports Report: Who is the NFL player that you are most compared to or that you look up to the most?
David Irving: I would say Julius Peppers and if I work real hard I hope to one day play as well as him.
Cyclone Sports Report: How did your season end up?
David Irving: We were 7-3 but we didn't qualify for the playoffs because our league wasn't strong enough.
Cyclone Sports Report: Which is the Big 12 team that you are most looking forward to playing against during your Iowa State career?
David Irving: Texas