Gaining commitments from top players in the state of Nebraska has always been a very tough task for any out of state school in any year. This year, Iowa State is on the right track as they've already picked up the commitment of one of the top players in the Husker state in landing QB Phillip Bates. Now they Cyclones are in pursuit of their second commitment out of the state of Nebraska.
Jared Crick is a 6'6, 245 pound DE
out of Cozad, Neb. Crick, who
plays on both sides of the ball, is a lifelong Husker fan, but he insists that
even though a Nebraska offer would impact his decision, it
isn't his biggest factor when choosing a college to play for.
"You know going to Nebraska isn't
everything. All of these university's are the same thing," Crick said.
Iowa State and Kansas are the only schools who have offered
Crick and he has taken note to two school's loyalty.
"It shows that they really want
me. That's really good," Crick said.
Crick has also received heavy
attention from Kansas State, Wyoming and of course his home state Nebraska.
Iowa State's wide receivers coach Mike Grant
has been Crick's primary recruiter so far and Grant is off to a good start.
"He's a pretty cool guy. We talk
about once a week over text messaging," Crick said.
At this point Crick has never been
to the city of Ames, but he does plan on
State's camp in June.
"I think that Iowa State is a pretty good football team. I've
seen lately that they've been getting some pretty good recruits. I think they
will be pretty good over the next couple of years," Crick said.
As a junior, Crick was first team
all-state at DE as he recorded 75 tackles and three sacks. He also played TE for
Cozad where he had 18 catches, for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Crick's team
went 9-2 and made it all the way to the semi-finals in the state of Nebraska.
Crick plans on studying exercise
science in college.