Signing Day News and Notes

<b>AMES, IA --</b> The 24 recruits signed by Iowa State wasn't the only piece of news to come out of the Jacobson Building Wednesday afternoon. ISU's head coach addressed personnel issues and looked ahead to the opening of spring football.

The Cyclones are hoping to receive news in the next few weeks on kicker Tony Yelk's appeal for a sixth season of eligibility. The veteran applied for a waiver from the NCAA and should be getting word soon.

"We'll know sometime in the next week or two whether Tony gets a sixth year or not," said Dan McCarney. "We're taking care of his school right now and he's still on scholarship. We hope that he can come back. It's all up to the NCAA. It's in their hands. We're pulling for Tony and hope it all works out."

The program also got some good news with Florida native Dominique Flower's return to campus. He enrolled for second-semester classes and will participate in spring drills as a walk-on.

"Dominique used to be a scholarship player and left for some personal reasons," McCarney added. "He's on his own, paying his own bills, and I'm giving him a chance to earn his spot back in this program and earn a scholarship."

Flower will likely return to his old position at SAM linebacker. He had signed with the program in the class of 2003 as a defensive back, but left for home shortly after the conclusion of his first season in Ames.

The Cyclones also announced some position moves on Wednesday. McCarney indicated that Brandon Johnson (offensive line to defensive line), Matthew Scherbring (defensive line to offensive line), Tyler Lorenzon (quarterback to tight end), and Seth Zehr (offensive guard to center) have made moves.

Two more newcomers have entered the program, one being greyshirt freshman Landon Streit who was announced as a member of the 2004 recruiting class. Ames native and early high school graduate Travis Cruise has also joined the program.

Finally, ISU will be opening spring drills on Wednesday, March 23rd.

"The great thing is there's not much of a break from the last time we walked out of the indoor facility and when we'll line up for the spring," McCarney said.

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