Football Commitment #1!

As ISU's padded camp winds down in Ames, a young man from just a ways further south down I-35 decided to become the first prospect to give a commitment to sign with the Cyclones for the football recruiting class of 2006.

After spending Wednesday and Thursday at Iowa State's padded camp, Matt Hulbert was ready to make his decision known. He drove back up to Ames Friday morning to tell the ISU coaching staff he was going to be a Cyclone.


"They've been recruiting me for awhile," Hulbert said. "I'd say about a year maybe a little more. I really like them a lot and I can't find anything wrong – there's nothing I don't like."


At 6-foot-7, 270 pounds, Hulbert played both offensive and defensive line for Ankeny, but will play for Coach Barney Cotton on the offensive line as a Cyclone.

Hulbert also had offers from Colorado and Kansas and was receiving interest from Iowa, Kansas State and Oklahoma.


"I just wanted to make it formal and tell them in person rather than over the phone," Hulbert said. "[The coaches] were real excited; they were really happy. They were glad I chose Iowa State and are looking forward to having me on the team."

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