Angerer: ISU Has Company

When Bettendorf linebacker Pat Angerer left Iowa State's padded camp over a month ago it was pretty clear that in-state rival Iowa had some catching up to do. ISU was his clear favorite and all other schools were a distant second. But things have changed since that time.

The standout senior-to-be says he is now considering both of the top programs in state.

"Iowa and Iowa State are dead even right now," said Pat Angerer. "I've been building a better relationship with the Iowa coaches and have talked to them a lot more. I've always communicated pretty well with the Iowa State coaches. I have a really good relationship with them and feel comfortable around their program and staff.

"Iowa State is in a rebuilding year and I think they're going to be really good in the next couple years. They've been working really hard. Iowa has had a great couple years and are getting some good recruits."

The timeframe of Angerer's decision is also much different now than a month ago. Instead of making a commitment before his senior season begins, he now wants to wait until after its conclusion.

"I will probably make a decision after the season," Angerer said. "Right now it would be really tough to choose, but by that time I'm going to have a gut feeling and will go with it. I'm going to take some visits after my senior season, because I don't want anything to be a factor in my team's success."

Angerer indicated that Indiana and Northern Illinois have also made offers to him. Penn State remains in the picture and could emerge as a factor after he ran a 4.46 40 time in the Nittany Lions' camp three weeks ago.

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