Iowa State high on York's list

In June CN introduced you to the Montbello trio consisting of Greg Banks, R.J. Sanders and Victor York and now we revisit defensive tackle Victor York.

He is a month removed from his experience at Iowa State's padded camp and Victor York is still impressed with the Cyclones.


"The coaching staff and school are real nice," he said. "I liked it."


The 6-foot-4, 283 pound defensive tackle from Montbello High School in Denver, Colo. said Iowa State is among his top three collegiate choices.


York said he won't make his final choice for awhile, but the schools showing the most interest in him besides Iowa State are Colorado State, Colorado and Oklahoma.


"I am going to wait until after the season to make my decision," he said.


Shortly after the Montbello contingent returned from Ames, York said their head coach Oliver Lucas took the team to another camp in the Denver area.


"A week after we got back from Iowa State camp Coach Lucas took us to a NFL high school development camp to get some more fundamentals down," York said.  


The past couple of years Montbello has become a breeding ground of talent. Last season alone the school produced three Big 12 players, highlighted by Texas' Michael Houston.


In last year's recruiting class, Iowa State was able to tap into that pipeline by snagging defensive back Stephen Johnson from the school.


A year ago Montbello finished the season with an 8-4 (7-0 conference) record and advanced to the 5A state quarterfinals.


"Our team is shaping up to be number one," York said. "We should have been number one last year but we're going to come out on top this year. Our goal is to win state."


Personally, York said he was going to work on making as many tackles as he can and hopes he can continue to play his position at the next level.


"A lot of the colleges are talking about [me playing] linebacker but I'm going to try and stay at defensive tackle," York said.

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