A Cyclone Future?

The firing of Wayne Morgan doesn't only affect the current student athletes at Iowa State but it has a sound effect on commits and future recruits as well. After an interview with CycloneNation.com, see what Iowa State commit Cory Johnson had to say about the departure of Morgan in this CycloneNation.com feature.

The firing of Wayne Morgan doesn't only affect the current student athletes at Iowa State but it has a sound effect on commits and future recruits as well. After an interview with CycloneNation.com, it looks like Morgan's departure did have an effect on Iowa State commit, Cory Johnson. Johnson, who has signed the national letter of intent, now says that he needs to think about his decision to play at Iowa State.

 

"I'm just seeing what's happening. I'm taking it day by day. Right now I'm not going to think that far into it. I'm going to finish up my high school career. After that I'm going to start making decisions," said Johnson.

 

Johnson said that he was contacted by former Iowa State assistant coach Damon Archibald and a few administrative people at Iowa State but he did not name names. When asked what his conversation with Archibald was like, Johnson replied by saying, "I have no comment on that."

 

Johnson didn't say much but did comment on the coaching situation at Iowa State next season.

 

"It would be nice to know who my coach will be," said Johnson.

 

Johnson said this when asked what type of coach he would like to play for at Iowa State.

 

"It doesn't matter who I'm looking for, it's who the school wants," Johnson said while laughing.

 

At the end of the day, Johnson said that he is still focused on his high school season and isn't worried about next year yet because he has no control over it.

 

"I have no control over it so it really doesn't matter," said Johnson.

 

Johnson did say that he still loves the city of Ames and the atmosphere of Hilton Coliseum.

 

"I love the city. I love the atmosphere. I've been to a few games and the students support at the games that I were at was really good. It's a good school. We'll see what happens," said Johnson.

 

According to NCAA.org, even if Johnson would choose to go to school somewhere else, Iowa State would not have to let him out of his signed letter of intent.

 

"If you sign a National Letter of Intent, you are committed to attend that institution for your initial year of collegiate enrollment. If you do not attend the signing institution or attend that institution for less than one academic year, and you enroll in another college that participates in the National Letter of Intent program there may be eligibility ramifications. The basic penalty may preclude you from representing the second college until you have completed two academic years in residence at the latter institution and you may lose two seasons of competition in all sports," said NCAA.org.

 

Johnson's team, Duluth East is currently ranked #1 in class AAA in Minnesota. Duluth East will face Monticello High School in the first round of the tournament at 2 pm. Wednesday.

 

During Johnson's senior campaign, he's racked up quite a few milestones. Johnson has set the scoring record for his high school and is now the 4th on the all-time scoring list in the state of Minnesota.

 

"I've always been asked if I was going to break the scoring record at Duluth East and I ended up doing that. I've always had people mention it to me so I was aware of what could happen," said Johnson.

 

Cyclone Nation will keep you updated on Johnson's situation.


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