Iowa State had head coach Paul Rhoads and defensive coordinator Wally Burnham in Clarksdale, Miss., Wednesday morning to meet with Jordan Harris' mother then trekked to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson to talk to Harris.
Harris, the Cyclones' top middle linebacker prospect, didn't commit but made it clear Iowa State is his No. 1 school.
"They know that Iowa State's my frontrunner," Harris told AllCyclones on Wednesday. "It'll take a lot for another school to beat it."
Harris is seen as the perfect replacement for graduating senior Jeremiah George, the No. 4 tackler in the nation. Harris himself led the National Junior College Athletic Association in total tackles this season, racking up 124.
"They talked pretty good, talked about me coming in and being the man and taking over where Jeremiah left off," Harris said. "They told me the sky's the limit."
A former Southern Miss commit, Harris was offered by Iowa State on Nov. 20 and visited the weekend of Nov. 22.
As good as it was to check in again with Rhoads and Burnham, Harris was happy the coaches got to work their magic on his mother.
"I'm so glad they had a conversation with her because she felt really good about the visit," Harris said. "My momma was impressed with them, says she feels comfortable with Coach Rhoads, said he's one of the most energetic coaches she's seen in a while."
Harris recently picked up a Cal offer but isn't interested in the Golden Bears. He was going to take an official visit to North Texas in mid-December but has canceled those plans and isn't sure if he'll still visit at MTSU.
Harris also said TCU linebackers coach DeMontie Cross had been by his school recently but hasn't offered.
Iowa State's main competition remains Cincinnati, which Harris will visit the weekend of Dec. 13.