Two in Running for Wesley's Services

After signing Brandon Gunn and JaMaine Billups in past years, Iowa State is continuing to make a bid for another standout running back from Omaha (Neb.) Central. And much of its competition remains from inside the Big 12 Conference.

ISU and Kansas remain the only two Division I programs to have offered Robert Wesley, and now the talented rusher says time may be running out for others to jump in the mix.

"I still have offers from Iowa State and Kansas, so I'm just looking at these two schools right now and focusing on those," said Wesley. "I would say I'm still open to other schools, but the door is closing every week. I'm not getting too much interest from other schools."

However, Wesley did indicate that he still receives mail from Oregon, Iowa, and Nebraska.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder could start garnering more attention, though, if he keeps putting up the yards he has through two games. Wesley has opened his senior year with consecutive 100-yard games, and has a total of 286 yards and one touchdown on 49 carries for 1-1 Central.

More D-I attention may come down the road, but Wesley is only concerning himself with the two programs that have offered. He says the Cyclones and Jayhawks both have many positives.

"I can't say I know too much about the Iowa State program yet, but the coaches are great guys," Wesley said. "I've spoken with them over the phone and met some last year. I know it would be a great atmosphere. My friend Brandon Gunn goes there, really likes it, and has talked to me about it. They played a good game last week against Iowa, a ranked team, so they must be doing something well.

"Kansas has an up-and-coming program and they're playing good ball right now. It's close to home and the coaches are nice. I have some family members that went there in the past. They have good facilities."

How would the two stand against each other? Pretty even, says Wesley.

"Right now they're probably head to head," he said. "I'm taking my team making this decision. They're both good schools. Both of them are close and that's a plus. It's easy to get home and easy to have mom come up to the games. I'm hoping to make my decision at the end of the season."

Wesley added that he'd like to take an unofficial visit to Ames within the next few weeks.

"I know I have to get out to a few games so I can talk to them more and see some things for myself, but I haven't had a chance to do that yet," he said. "I hope to head out there at the end of this month or early next month."

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