Mitchell Moore committed to Iowa State earlier this week. In this story, the speedy running back talks about his visit and his feelings on committing to Iowa State.
Iowa State has gained a commitment from
another speedy running back this week as Mitchell Moore decided that he wants to
be a Cyclone. Moore was among the player that
visited this past weekend and he walked away with a great impression of
Moore told Cyclone Nation earlier last
week that he was going to take all of his visits before making a final decision
but changed his mind when he left campus on Sunday.
"Mainly I just wanted to get on
campus. I took my unofficial visit but I was only there for one day. You can't
really form an opinion on one day so I came back and my host really showed me a
good time," said Moore.
Moore went on to say that he no longer
plans on taking the rest of his visits.
"Iowa State is the place for me. There's nothing
else for me to go and look at," said Moore.
Unlike most of the recruits that
visited last weekend, Moore didn't get to attend
the basketball game due to a delayed flight, but that didn't stop him from
having a good time and getting to know some of the Iowa State running backs.
"Some schools talk about being a
family and that type of stuff, for instance the running backs. A lot of times
they don't want another running back coming in and here it was the total
opposite. Greg Coleman welcomed me with open arms. He told me all about the
"wolf pack" and stuff. Stevie Hicks was cool. Those are the type of guys that I
want to be around. They are good players but they seem good mentally. Those are
the type of guys that are going to help me be a better back," said Moore.
Not only did Moore enjoy spending time
with some current Cyclones, he really hit it off with numerous coaches on the
staff, including running backs coach Tony Alford.
"I got to meet with Coach Alford.
I've really gotten along with him ever since my unofficial visit. He's a pretty
straight forward guy and I need a coach who's going to get after me," said
Moore also met with Coach Mac and got
to know the head man just a little bit better before committing.
"Coach McCarney is a great coach.
My head coach at my high school speaks very highly of him. He just seems like a
really neat guy. All of the players had nothing but positive to say about him so
he seems like a player's coach. Nobody wants to play for somebody who they're
not going to like. He seems like a great guy," said Moore.
When it came down to it, Moore wanted to go
somewhere that he could call a home. Iowa State
was the perfect fit for Mitchell and he's looking forward to his career at
"One thing about Iowa is that the people
are really friendly. That's a positive. I want to be around good people," said