As many subscribers already know,
Patrick Neal comes from a long line of Neal's who have participated in Cyclone
athletics. His father, Brian Neal was a four year starter for the Iowa State
Football team from 1977-81 and his brother John is a currently a senior for the
"I'm really happy and proud of
him," John said. "He's always wanted to play at
The following is a question and answer session that Cyclone Nation recently held with Patrick Neal.
CN: What is your favorite thing
Neal: The family tradition so far. It's
a great university. I really like
CN: What is it like watching your brother play basketball?
Neal: I think it's really awesome. The fans are great up there. I love watching my brother play. We're pretty close. All of my brothers are pretty close.
CN: What are you looking forward to most about putting on a Cyclone uniform?
Neal: Getting up there and being a part of a D-1 team.
CN: What will go through your head the first time you run out onto Jack Trice Stadium?
Neal: How much bigger it is than a high school stadium.
CN: What do your parents think?
Neal: I think they are really excited. My dad played there and I think he's happy that I'm playing there too.
Neal is currently projected as a
defensive end when he gets to college. His current teammate, Zac Sandvig, is
also committed to