The JUCO cornerback from Trinity Valley C.C. (TX) made an official visit to Iowa State during the weekend, and came impressed. He still, however, needs more time before he makes his selection.
“Everything was great,” Wiltz told AllCyclones.com. “People out there love the athletes, the school and it just felt like one big family.”
Wiltz, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback, holds offers from Iowa State, California and Appalachian State. When asked if Appalachian State was in the picture, Wiltz said, ‘Not really,’ seeming to narrow his choices between two, although he said UNLV is in his picture, too.
He’ll visit California sometime in the next month before deciding ahead of the mid-year signing day for JUCO transfers in December.
“I’ll have to wait until after my visit to Cal and then compare those two and I’ll sit down with my mom and talk to her about it,” Wiltz said.
Wiltz said he’s a fast, physical cornerback who can play in both man and zone coverage. He’ll transfer in December and have three years to play two.
The defensive back said he was told he’d play a big role in Iowa State’s secondary immediately and would also contribute on special teams.
“I had some good conversations with Coach Mo about the defense, the secondary play and what they do on a daily basis,” Wiltz said. “With Coach [Paul] Rhoads, I talked to him about the whole program, the benefits of the academics and everything.”
The Cyclones also have an offer out to JUCO cornerback Antoine Albert, who has Iowa State in his final choices, but isn’t clear on when he will decide.