While the end of the dead period lingers, Iowa State has locked in an official visit with the top prep quarterback in Tennessee, Tylin Oden.
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Oden, who has been committed to Louisville since May, has scheduled an official visit to Iowa State for the weekend of Jan. 22. The Cyclones offered Oden in mid-December and have shown strong interest since.
“[I’ve heard] just how highly they think of me and how I could play a big part in their offense,” Oden said of Iowa State. “I didn't really speak with them at Toledo. But we get along really well. [I’ve] never really spoke with them in person but they sound very youthful and full of excitement.”
Oden, who holds offers from the likes of Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia among others, remains a soft verbal commit for Louisville but is listening to schools.
Other schools showing interest in Oden at the moment include Ohio State, Oklahoma State and South Carolina.
Ranked as the No. 1 quarterback in Tennessee in 2016 and the No. 69 overall quarterback in the class, Oden is a versatile quarterback who racked up more than 4,000 yards of total offense at Spring Hill High School last fall.
For now, he’s still uncertain about his future.
“It just depends on how I feel at the visits. [I] gotta find out whether this place is home or not,” Oden said of how he’s proceeding. “I don't have a timeline.”