Moore is Happy to be a Cyclone

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 Iowa State.


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.


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 Iowa State.


"One thing about Iowa is that the people are really friendly. That's a positive. I want to be around good people," said Moore.







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