McDowell Talks About Visit

When most players go on official visits, they stay with a player that they've never met before. Not Devin McDowell. This weekend one of Iowa State's newest commits, Devin McDowell took his official visit to Iowa State, and his host player was his brother and close friend, DeAndre Jackson.

When most players go on official visits, they stay with a player that they've never met before. Not Devin McDowell. This weekend one of Iowa State's newest commits, Devin McDowell took his official visit to Iowa State, and his host player was his brother and close friend, DeAndre Jackson.

 

"It went pretty good. I had a lot of fun. I got to spend a lot of time with my brother," said McDowell.

 

McDowell committed to Iowa State last week and really took the time to enjoy himself while he was visiting this past weekend.

 

"My favorite part of the weekend was when we went to the basketball game. We hung out at DeAndre's house. A bunch of the players came over there. We hung out a lot and it was pretty fun," said McDowell.

 

McDowell said that while talking to the numerous recruits that visited this weekend, many of them were very high on the Cyclones.

 

"A lot of them said that they liked Iowa State a lot."

 

McDowell's decision came down to Iowa State and Oklahoma State, but there were to many positives around the Iowa State football program for him not to come here. One is that he has the opportunity to play beside his brother next season.

 

"I have a great opportunity to come in and play cornerback. My brother would be on the other side of me. I know that I can be on kickoff return or punt return," said McDowell.

 

Having an older brother that just went through the same thing a few years ago is a definite advantage for McDowell, as DeAndre is always full of tips and advice for Devin.

 

"He tells me to keep my head on straight and to try and gain a lot of weight," said McDowell.


Though they are brothers, McDowell has stressed that he is very keyed on making sure that he's not known as "DeAndre's little brother."

 

"I really can't separate myself from him. He is my brother. There's really nothing I can do to get away from that but I want to just go out and make plays on my own," said McDowell.

 

It might be December, but McDowell is already making plans on when he's going to move to Ames to begin his college football career.

 

"I'm going to try and stay up in the weight room and to eat a lot. I'm going to come in the middle of June and do the summer workout and take some classes so I can try and get a step ahead," said McDowell.

 

The number one thing that McDowell will bring to Iowa State is his speed. There aren't too many games in which McDowell will step on the field and be slower than the guy that he's covering.

 

"It makes me have a lot of confidence. I know that a receive may be bigger than me but once he comes out of his route, I know that I can catch up to him and make a big play," said McDowell.

 

McDowell went on to talk about how it's not all natural, and that he's worked for every split second to be taken off of that 40 time.

 

"When I was younger I had a little bit of speed but I didn't have that much until I came to Garland. That's when I really started working on my speed," said McDowell.

 

 

 


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