A convoy of coaches — Paul Rhoads, Louis Ayeni and Shane Burnham — met with Ayeni on Monday for an in-home visit, which ultimately resulted in the scheduling of an official trip to Ames for the weekend of Jan. 24.
"It was great," Ayeni told AllCyclones.com. "[Iowa State] has opportunity, history, they're a well-known school and they're in the Big 12. This weekend I'll find out what else I can like about them. So far, I like everything about them."
Ayeni, the New Mexico Military Institute lineman whose teammate Edmond Boateng had an ISU offer before signing with Arizona State, is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive lineman with the capabilities to play on the edge or slide inside to three-technique defensive tackle.
Recently, Ayeni eliminated West Virginia from consideration and will likely take a Jan. 31 trip to USF. He visited Northern Illinois over the weekend and gave it high remarks.
Ayeni is a May graduate who'll sign in February with three years to exhaust two seasons of eligibility. In 2013 he recorded seven sacks and 14 tackles for loss.