Mister Offers Insight Into Coming Decision

Tommy Mister insists he's a solid commit to Iowa State but there's one thing he's waiting on until he closes up shop on his recruitment. Head inside to get some insight on Mister's situation — and Iowa State's

Iowa State commit Tommy Mister of Chicago St. Rita took an official visit to Indiana over the weekend, which he said was "pretty nice!" in a text message to AllCyclones.com.

Mister won't take is Iowa State official until Jan. 24. He'll be joined by Allen Lazard and fellow Chicagoan Jauan Wesley, among others.

But it's likely he'll have a better, and perhaps definite, idea of what he's going to do before then. Iowa State fans have been worried about Mister since he began flirting with other schools this fall. Syracuse and Notre Dame, and even Nebraska, have been interested, but Indiana's the first one to get him to campus for an official. Mister told AllCyclones.com last week that week he's still committed to Iowa State. Saturday night, he hinted a final decision — stay a Cyclone or commit somewhere else — would be dependent on one or two things.

"I'll know exactly what [I'm going to do] once the RB coach and OC is hired," Mister said in a text.

The 2014 running back, the No. 75 player at his position in the class, has made vocal his desire to play in an offensive system complimentary to a downhill running back. The pistol, which Iowa State ran last season with since-fired offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham, would be fine. Mister also wants to be involved in the passing game. He's worried the Cyclones might go to an en-vogue spread offense, or one that doesn't get a running back tons of touches.

An in-home last week with Paul Rhoads and graduate assistant Derek Day soothed concerns from Mister and his parents over the future direction of Iowa State's offense. But until a hire is announced, Mister is sitting tight.


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