North Florida WR to Visit

Iowa State is making plans to host a wide receiver from the northern Florida town of Live Oak next month. Playmaking wideout Patrick Cherry, a Class 3A All-State selection as a junior, is putting up big numbers as a senior for Suwannee High School, which lies halfway between Gainesville and Tallahassee.

Cherry says he has scholarship offers from the Cyclones and Florida A&M, and has garnered interest from UCF, Florida, LSU, and Middle Tennessee State. But Iowa State is at the top of his list after becoming the first Division I program to offer in early September.

"I really don't know too much about Iowa State, but I'm learning more," said Patrick Cherry. "Right now they're probably my top school. I've been talking to Coach Ash, Coach Grant, and even their head coach. The coaches up there are great, and that's what I really like. I'm going to come up on a visit and it will probably be in early December."

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Cherry clocked a 4.4 40 time during the offseason. With one game remaining in the regular season, he has recorded 50 catches for 600 yards and three touchdowns. He's also made an impact on defense for 5-4 Suwannee, making one interception.

However, the offensive side of the ball is likely where he'll end up.

"Iowa State is recruiting me to play wide receiver," he said. "They like the fact I get a lot of yards after the catch. I can make the big plays and be a possession receiver."


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