What stood out about Iowa State in your visit and conversations that made you want to commit?
Initially, it was just the feeling of the coaches and just the whole atmosphere and how they really make you feel cared for. They have really good facilities and everything. At the time, Devine [Ozigbo], when he committed, that had me pretty excited so I committed because of that. That was part of it.
There was never a certain moment [I remember], but they were the first school that paid attention to me and the first school I visited, so I always used that as a comparison. I would always reflect back and I would always just find that Iowa State was always better than all those other schools in all these different aspects when I was visiting these other schools. When it came time to make my decision, it was just Iowa State was better.
When you think about your future and think about the coming months, what excites you about Iowa State and getting to Ames?
The fanbase for sure. They’re great, loyal fans. And the future of our program is just really exciting. I think we’re heading in the right direction.
Some people watch film and see film, but for people who haven’t seen you, how would you describe your game to those people?
I would just say I play with a motor and I’m aggressive and I’m just up-tempo. I think my footwork is my best part. I think I have really quick feet, so that comes into pass protection and run-blocking. I’d say probably my best [attribute], I’m really good at pulling for like counters.
[Sunday] I was talking to Coach Rhoads and previously I had talked to Coach Blaney about how they don’t run counter and Coach Rhoads said they want to get into some more power football and stuff like that.
If you had to key in on something that you want to work on between now and when the season starts, what would it be?
I would just like to get stronger and faster and just improve physically. I think that’s just the main thing for me. Just working on my technique and getting coached by Coach Blaney and just taking in everything he has to offer.
How was the official visit, and what was it like being able to see some of the other commits in-person?
It wasn’t weird, it was just hanging out with the guys. I felt like I’ve known them for years, but I just met them.
The end zone just made me really excited for the future. That’s going to be really cool, it’s going to give Jack Trice a whole new look. Hilton, I’ve been to one other game and it was on Junior Day [last year] when Naz Long beat Oklahoma State with the buzzer-beater. So I knew they always have great fans and a great atmosphere.