Ponton's primary recruiter in Ames is secondary coach Chris Ash, who would like to move him to strong safety at the next level. Ponton also plays running back for Hillsborough and rushed for 121 yards on 11 carries last Friday.
"Coach Ash is a nice guy and I really like him," Ponton said. "We keep in touch and talk a lot about the games. He calls me every week to see what's going on. He's supposed to be coming down here shortly to visit me in school, talk to me a little bit and watch practice.
"I play inside linebacker right now, but I'm mainly being recruited at strong safety and running back. Iowa State wants me to play strong safety. The coaches say I have quick feet, am always around the ball and have pretty good speed."