Speedy Texas DB High on ISU's List

Judging by his recruiting interest and world-class speed, it's hard to say this Dallas area prep won't be able to follow his dreams of playing Division I football. And at this point, all signs are pointing to Iowa State being a possible destination for another Garland (Texas) High standout.

Talented cornerback Bobby Chalk, a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder that has run several 40 times in the 4.37 range, is currently attracting the likes of ISU, Colorado, Baylor, Wisconsin and Kansas State, with the Wildcats being the lone program yet to offer a scholarship.

"Right now it's really between Kansas State and Iowa State," said Chalk, a former teammate of Cyclone Class of 2003 signee DeAndre Jackson. "I'm going to try to go to both schools (in August) so I can view the campus, talk to the coaches, watch them practice and see how I like it. I really want to go somewhere I can play right away. I don't want to sit out one year. I'd like to play as a freshman.

"I was talking to (an ISU) coach and by the time I get there they'll have two senior cornerbacks and that's really about it. I have a good chance to play there. I played with DeAndre this year and he's going there, so it'd be good to go there with somebody that I know. He says it's a good school, and was recruited as a cornerback too."

ISU running backs coach Tony Alford is the main coach recruiting Chalk.

Alford and the coaching staff have to be happy with where they stand at this point of the game, especially since Chalk says he'd like to give a verbal before his senior season.

"I want to be committed to a school before the season starts this fall," he said.

Chalk recorded 28 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one sack for a Garland team that won its first 12 games before bowing out in the Class 5A state playoffs, going on to earn second-team all-district. He also cleared the 400-yard barrier as a wingback.

But defense is clearly the path for this speedy Texan.

"I'm real speedy and quick," he said. "I can cover receivers and have hops. They've used me on an island to cover receivers. I'm not really a hard hitter, but I'm not scared to hit. I'm not really all that big, but I'll hit somebody if I have to."

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