Cyclones Add Commit No. 18: What it Means

"In addition to being a solid quarterback, Lee-Campbell could very easily flip over and play safety on defense or slide out and play wide receiver on offense. "

The Cyclones tied a nice bow around their offensive recruiting class for 2014 with Saturday's commitment of Spring (TX) dual-threat quarterback Darius Lee-Campbell, who fits perfectly a read-option offense.

Lee-Campbell gives Iowa State 18 non-binding verbal commits for this class and its 10th offensive player. The Cyclones are full at offensive tackle and running back — although they would likely accept a commitment from Jeff Jones — and wide receiver.

A year after taking two quarterbacks, the Cyclones will close up shop with the one, viewing Lee-Campbell strictly as a quarterback, while some schools think he's a defensive back, and with no plans of flirting with a JUCO signal-caller.

Lee-Campbell does not plan on enrolling early.

Here's Scout.com National Analyst Greg Powers' full scouting report on Lee-Campbell:

"This kid is a player who could project out a number of different positions, so versatility is a big part of his value as a commitment. In addition to being a solid quarterback, Lee-Campbell could very easily flip over and play safety on defense or slide out and play wide receiver on offense. At both of those positions he has premium size. Iowa State seems to have targeted him as a quarterback and at that position he is definitely a guy who can pull the ball down and beat you on the ground. He will continue to get better and develop his throwing skills, which will help him to become a more complete player. He struggles with his accuracy in high school, but with college coaching and better protection up front his completion percentage should rise from 45 percent to around 60 percent. And if he can not get it to where it needs to be then he will have no problem adjusting quickly to another position to help the team."

Iowa State will now turn its focus to defense, where its priority remains the line.


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