Visit Ends With Cyclones Offer

The Cyclones join Cal, Texas Tech and North Carolina-Charlotte as schools to offer the 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive end, who has 33 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception in nine games

It wasn't a surprise, but Butler (KS) JUCO defensive end Gabe Luna was sill thrilled to receive an Iowa State offer Sunday, his fourth, on the tail end of his official visit.

"They've been recruiting me for a month and from how the coaches were talking to me (before my visit), I kinda had an idea I'd get an offer," Luna said Sunday afternoon. "It's exciting to hear the words come out of Coach (Paul) Rhoads' mouth."

The Cyclones join Cal, Texas Tech and North Carolina-Charlotte as schools to offer the 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive end, who has 33 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception in nine games.

Luna says he'll visit Cal in the next few weeks and is unsure if he'll take an official visit to Texas Tech. He has a bowl game Dec. 8 against Iowa Western and won't make any college decisions until after.

"My main concern is that game," Luna said. "I'm still part of that team. I'm worried if I made a decision it'd look like my mind had gone elsewhere, that'd be disrespectful and coaches."

The Cyclones don't have any defensive linemen in their 2014 class and are in good standing with Luna.

"The visit went pretty good," he said. "Everybody down in Iowa is real nice. The hospitality is second to none.

"I've always been open-minded about what school I wanted to go to and what school makes the best fit for me."


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