Cyclones Offer Strnad, Finally

Justin Strnad spoke to Rhoads and Florida recruiter Shane Burnham over the phone and believes he could be a fit at nickelback in the Cyclones' defense

East Lake (FL) defensive back Justin Strnad figured an Iowa State offer would've come earlier, but regardless he was relieved to get the good news from Paul Rhoads on Tuesday.

"Yeah, I've been waiting on it a while," Strnad said with a laugh. "It took a little while.

"They were one of the first schools that started talking to me a long time ago, then they started heavily getting on to me a month ago so that's when I realized they were probably gonna offer me."

Strnad spoke to Rhoads and Florida recruiter Shane Burnham over the phone and believes he could be a fit at nickelback in the Cyclones' defense.

"I come down in the box," he said. "They like how I can play in space, they like my size and they can use me as safety and I can help as far as a linebacker as well."

Burnham took in one of Strnad's scrimmages this spring.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder picked up his first offer in April, courtesy of UMass. Since then, state schools like UCF, FAU and FIU have jumped in. Strnad will visit Wake Forest and Duke next week and Illinois the following.

"I don't have a list or anything like that," he said. "Over the summer I'll visit a lot of schools and narrow it down to schools I'm really interested in."


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