Haase: It's a better feeling. I'm loving every minute of it. I love the coaches and I'm having a great time. I grew up pretty much in this camp, and have been coming here since fifth or sixth grade. I've never really had a doubt in my mind that I wanted to come to Iowa State to play football. I'm real happy coming around here and being with these guys. It kind of stinks that I have to wait another year to come up here.
CN: Which positions did you focus on in camp, and what were some areas you worked on?
Haase: I'm working at tight end and outside linebacker. At outside linebacker, I'm being a headhunter, and just going after the ball and taking people's heads off if I can. I love catching the ball and blocking at tight end. I love both positions and will play wherever they need me the most.
CN: How did you time out in the 40-yard dash?
Haase: It was a real slow track. I ran a 4.9 flat. My best has been a 4.63."
CN: What postseason honors did you get as a junior?
Haase: I earned all-conference and all-district."
CN: What programs have expressed more interest in you since your commitment to Iowa State?
Haase: Missouri has quite a bit. Kansas has given me a lot of attention. Oddly enough, Harvard has given me some interest. My ACT score was pretty good and my grades are up there. But I want to play in the Big 12, not the Ivy League. Iowa State's it for me. I'm not interested in any other programs.
CN: What were some reasons you decided to attend the Missouri camp?
Haase: I went with some buddies, because they wanted somebody. They knew that Missouri was going to notice me and be around me, so we had a defensive back that was a year younger than me that really wanted to get some attention. He wanted me to be there to introduce him to the coaches. It wasn't really anything like I wanted to be recruited by them.
CN: It looks like you and West Des Moines Dowling's Trent Flander are hanging out quite a bit.
Haase: We're real good friends. We met at the Iowa State camp last year. We've got a lot on common and hit it off. We play the same position on offense. We like to hang out."