Mount Zion Big Man Verbals

Iowa State head coach Wayne Morgan got some big news Thursday afternoon from the prep school post player he had been targeting all along to fill out his recruiting class.

One visit and boom, Shawn Taggart was ready to commit. The 6-foot-9+ big man out of Durham (N.C.) Mount Zion by way of Richmond, Va., is headed to Iowa State.

"Shawn Taggart is committing to Iowa State," Mighty Warriors coach Antonio Fozard said. "That's today, that's official and that's done."

Taggart will cancel scheduled visits to St. John's and Florida State. Virginia Tech was also in the mix but had its visit cancelled last weekend and Memphis was once a player as well.

Mount Zion and Iowa State have hooked up before. In fact, just last year, the Cyclones successfully recruited then Mount Zion point guard Tasheed Carr. That relationship didn't hurt this time around either.

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