That relationship, along with the recruiting of assistant coach Tony Alford has made the Cyclones the current favorite for Bullitt, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound middle linebacker.
"I like Iowa State better than all of them so far," said Bullitt, who finished his senior season with 100 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. "It seems like a good school to go to. I like how Coach Alford approaches things. I think they're going to offer pretty soon, maybe even on my visit. Coach Alford has been real honest with me about the situation there, so that was a big plus.
"I have a friend that's a freshman up there, and another that's committed there. I have a real close relationship with Bob. We have known each other for a long time. We played on the same football team when we were younger. He'll be taking a visit to Iowa State this weekend, too."
Bullitt is currently being pursued by fellow Big 12 schools Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas State and Texas A&M, as well as SMU. He indicated that Baylor and SMU have offered scholarships. Bullitt will visit ISU this weekend, before heading to Baylor on Dec. 12. An official to Texas Tech has also been set for Jan. 16.
With Bullitt on defense, Naaman Forest defeated Chalk's Garland High team and ended up in a three-way tie for the District 12-5A championship. Naaman Forest, however, saw its season end in a loss to Tyler Lee in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.