Lake Ridge (Texas) cornerback Arnold Azunna has begun to garner more interest, and his recruitment continued during the weekend with a stop at Iowa State.
The 6-foot, 185-pound defensive back holds offers from Iowa State, Illinois, Fresno State, Colorado State, Nevada, and Air Force, and after stopping at Colorado State previously he made his second planned stop to Ames.
“I took a lot away from it,” Azunna said. “I liked the weight room, the facilities, it’s really big and astounding, the coaches are real and I got along with the players well, the stadium atmosphere is crazy, the fans are really spirited and true to their team. I [liked] the spirit walk, just shaking the fans’ hands and getting motivation to go play.”
Azunna, who has also drawn interest from Pittsburgh, TCU and Texas, is viewed as a cornerback by Iowa State coaches and has heard the same thing from Iowa State that he has from Colorado State and others.
“They see me as a corner that can play as a true freshman and make an impact right away,” Azunna said of what he’s been told. “That’s what I’m there for, to help the team build a stronger defense.”
Iowa State has been in frequent contact with Azunna, and he hopes to build upon those relationships following his visit.
“I talk to Coach Eggen, Coach Mo and Coach Rhoads. I have a good relationship with them. They’re really good leaders, really good coaches,” Azunna said. “I just want to keep in contact with [Iowa State], keep talking to them and build a better relationship with them and we’ll see from there.”
Azunna still has three official visits remaining if he chooses to use them and while there is no specific timetable, he does have some idea.
“I’m probably going to use all five [visits], but I don’t have any scheduled right now,” Azunna said. “[I want to commit] during the season before the playoffs.”