St. Petersburg (Fla.) Dixie Hollins tight end Pro Wells is focusing on three schools as Signing Day nears in just more than one week.
With offers from the likes of Iowa State, South Carolina, UCF, Marshall and Tulane among a few others, Wells has seemingly narrowed his list to Iowa State, UCF and Marshall and has now completed two of his three trips after stopping at Iowa State during the weekend.
“Everything they [had] said, it was,” Wells said of Iowa State. “It was a great view, beautiful school, the football field was beautiful, the coaches are great, the players are phenomenal. It was something I was looking for. It was exactly what I was looking for.”
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Wells is a versatile receiving tight end who Iowa State has expressed a desire to split out wide. In fact, it’s possible the Cyclones could use Wells more as a big-bodied receiver like current receiver D’Vario Montgomery than as a tight end, which is one thing the dual-sport athlete likes.
“How they would use me in the offense, I won’t be an in-the-ground, hands-in-the-dirt type of tight end, I’ll be flexed out, moved around in the backfield a little, spread out one-on-one,” Wells said of what Iowa State showed him. “It’s a matchup nightmare with linebackers. That’s what they want me to do.”
Wells, who originally committed to Marshall two days after Christmas, decommitted not long after. He visited UCF the weekend of Jan. 15-17 before arriving at Iowa State this past week.
The athletic Wells will visit Marshall from Jan. 29-31 before making a decision.
“Things are really getting hard,” said Wells, who currently plans to announce on Signing Day. “Iowa State, they really stepped their game up and it really got my eye right now.”
Wells is an athletic tight end who can stretch the field and whose highlight reel includes several eye-popping and athletic catches. That’s something Iowa State tight ends coach Alex Golesh would like to take advantage of.
So far, Wells likes every message Golesh has delivered.
“He a great guy, he’s great to talk to, he’s real. He won’t sugarcoat anything, he’s an honest guy and that’s what I really like about him,” Wells said. “He was just speaking music to my ears [when he visited in Florida]. He’s a great guy, a magnificent guy. I really liked how he’s there and I know that if I go to Iowa State he’s going to have my back 100 percent. There’s just something about that guy.”
Iowa State has stopped in to see Wells twice since the end of the dead period and will likely stop in one last time before his final official visit.
From there, Wells will be closing in on a decision.
“The key factor is just where I feel most comfortable at because every school has showed me they care about the players,” Wells said. “So it’s just where I feel comfortable, that’s what I’ll base my decision off of.”