With the majority of the top in-state prospects heading to Iowa in 2007, there are still plenty of solid prospects in the state of Iowa worthy of Iowa State's attention. Shawn Gerard is one of them, however it might be a tougher commit to gain then once expected for Iowa State.
Shawn Gerard has one offer on the
table from Wyoming, but he has a gut feeling that both Iowa and Iowa State will soon be joining the Cowboys.
"I think that the in-state
programs are really pushing hard. Obviously they want to see me in camp first. I
think that I did really well at Iowa's camp. Hopefully by the end of the
summer I might be able to get an offer from both of the in-states," Gerard said.
So if Iowa and Iowa State both offer, where will Gerard
stand? Well unlike most in-state prospects, Gerard grew up in the state of
Colorado so he
was never really a fan of either school growing up.
"I was in Colorado growing up as a
kid so it didn't really matter. I never really paid attention growing up, I just
watched the NFL," Gerard said.
Gerard was happy about his
performance this past weekend in Iowa
City. Gerard will also attend Iowa State's camp in a few weeks.
"It went pretty well. I got a good
chance to work out with Coach Wilson and Coach Parker. It was a lot of fun,"
Gerard also said that he would
love the opportunity to play with guys like Colin Sandeman, Cody Hundertmark,
and Tyler Nielsen.
"I don't know if those guys going
to Iowa will
have any impact on my decision. It would be cool to join up with all of those
guys and I could see myself playing with them," Gerard said.
It's not all bad news for
State. Though he was in
Iowa City last weekend, Gerard has also visited
State in the past and has
liked what he saw.
"I really like Iowa State's facilities. They just had a way of
showing you that they really wanted you to be a part of their program. I really
liked that a lot."
This summer Gerard is spending his
time working on his game.
"I'm working out three days a
week. I have passing league, basketball and camps. Basically I'm just working
out all summer and lifting."
CN will keep you updated on the
recruitment of Gerard.