Chris Guarnero has seen his stock rise since he de-commited from Colorado. The offensive line standout has opened up his recruitment and has ISU in his top five. He spoke to CycloneNation.com about his interest in the Cyclones and his recruitment thus far.
Denver Mullen High School offensive lineman Chris Guarnero de-commited from the University of Colorado in late March. He has
since opened his recruitment back up and is taking a hard look at the Cyclones.
Guarnero currently holds ten offers.
"I have been offered by Iowa State, Colorado, Colorado State, California,
Nebraska, Oregon, LSU, Arizona, Arizona State, and Kansas State. I'd have to say
my top five right now would be California, Oregon, LSU, Iowa State, and
Currently, the schools showing Guarnero the most interest are Iowa State,
Cal, and Oregon.
The Colorado standout is currently being recruited by Iowa State Assistant
Head Coach/Running Backs Coach Tony Alford.
"Coach Alford is a cool guy," he said. "He's very honest. He came and
visited me at my school and we text message each other often."
Chris is being recruited to play guard or center at Iowa
State. Guarnero likes a few things about Iowa State.
"Iowa State is really on the rise," he said. "They were very close to
playing in the Big XII Championship Game last season."
Chris has currently been on two unofficial visits.
"I attended both Colorado and Colorado State's Junior Days. Both trips went
well and I've been able to develop a close relationship with the Colorado
Guarnero was also in attendance at the Scout.com Combine in Los
Angeles. The school he chooses will have a few qualities.
"The school I choose will have good academics and overall a good program. I
also must have a good relationship with the coaching staff since I will be
spending a lot of time with them. I also want to go to a school where I can play
within the first two years."
Guarnero's decision could come at any time.
"My decision will come as soon as I feel comfortable with a school and the
coaching staff. I'd like to be able to take all of my official visits and then
decide, but it may not end up that way."
Chris is planning on attending three other camps this summer.
"I'm hoping to attend camps at LSU, Oregon, and Cal. I'd also like to get
out to Ames for an unofficial visit since I've never been there. I guess we'll
have to wait and see."
Last season, Guarnero had 98 pancakes and two sacks while playing defensive
tackle. Guarerno and his Mullen High School teammates capped off a
dream season in which they finished 13-1 and won the Colorado 5A State
Championship. He is currently academically qualified with a 3.0
GPA and will take the SAT on June 11th.