Jamal Milan Ranks Cyclones Highly

Iowa State got an official visit during the weekend from highly-regarded defensive tackle Jamal Milan, and the high school senior left Ames impressed

Jamal Milan isn’t sure when he might make a decision on where he will play college football, but as the defensive tackle awaited his flight back home Sunday afternoon, he was sure of one thing — he sure did like Iowa State.

“Visit went great, hands down,” Milan told AllCyclones.com. “The atmosphere was amazing. Coming from where I’m at, I’ve never seen a lot of things like that. [It was] very exciting and special to me.”

Milan made an official visit during the weekend as Iowa State hosted No. 7 Baylor at Jack Trice Stadium. The three-star defensive tackle out of Al Raby (Chicago, Ill.), who is 6-foot-2 and 288 pounds, had previously been on visits to both Illinois and Syracuse, but hasn’t seen games at either place.

While Milan has now made several visits, he still plans more. The hope, he said, is to soon visit North Carolina. Other schools currently in the mix include Maryland, Indiana and Minnesota.

Yet as he left Ames on Sunday, Milan held Iowa State in high-regard.

“I would say No. 1 to be real,” Milan said of where the Cyclones stand.

During Iowa State’s bye week, defensive coordinator Wally Burnham made a stop at Milan’s high school. The senior hasn’t been able to play in recent weeks due to an undisclosed injury, but said game action is right around the corner.

“My next thing in my process is getting back on the field,” Milan said. “[I’m] very close, very close [to] getting back on the field after this week, so shouldn’t be long.”

As for Iowa State, Milan feels he could be a good fit on the defensive line.

“We run similar plays like [Iowa State], so that should be a smooth transition,” Milan said. “They have told me I could be a nice game-changer, for sure.”

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