Iowa State new head football Coach Matt Campbell is making a point to recruit nationwide to improve the talent level on his Cyclone Football team.
Campbell and his staff has hit the state of Mississippi and currently has three commitments from the Magnolia State.
One of those three commits is Scout.com three star athlete Kam White. White is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete that plays both wide receiver and safety for his Clinton High School team.
AllCyclones.com recently spoke to White about his official visit to Iowa State two weeks ago for the Iowa State vs Northern Iowa football game.
“That was my second trip to their campus,” White said. “I had a great time. It was really different with the game day atmosphere.”
White makes it clear one of the reason he chose to become a Cyclone is Coach Matt Campbell.
“He truly cares about his players,” White said. “He is such a young coach, he relates to his players on a different level. He is a true natural born leader, that’s easy to see. I definitely seeing him taking this program to the next level, a consistent winner.”
According to White, the Cyclone coaching staff is talking to him about playing safety on the defensive side of the ball, but he may also get the chance to show his talents on the offensive side of the ball at the wide out position.
“They probably want me more on defense,” White said. “I might a chance to play a little wide out.”
Another member of the Iowa State coaching staff that has made a lasting impression on White is his recruiting coach Mark Thurston.
“I have a very strong relationship with Coach Thurston,” White said. “We text each other a lot, he always is asking how my day is going, how I’m doing in the classroom and always wants to know how my family is doing. He truly cares about me as a person.”
White enjoyed both trips he made to Ames, but the one two weeks ago definitely made a difference to him.
“It was so crazy, with all of their fans their tailgating and having a great time,” White said. “I loved the energy and excitement a lot.”
Since White committed to the Cyclones on August 1, 2016, there are several schools not giving up on recruiting him hard.
“Ole Miss, Auburn and Minnesota are all three really coming on strong,” White said. “Mississippi State wanted me really bad, but they stopped recruiting me when I committed to Iowa State.”
White help led his Clinton HS team to a 43-10 victory this past weekend.
“My season is going great,” White said. “I’m ready to make a difference on the next level, I feel that Iowa State is the best place for me to do that.”