Iowa State is looking to get some immediate help on the defensive line by showing strong interest in JUCO DE Keith Spann. In this CN recruiting update, Spann talks about his relationship with Coach Nelson and also provides a commitment timeline.
When you look at Iowa State's current roster, it's no secret
that immediate help is needed on the defensive line. Some JUCO help might be on
the way in the recruiting class of 2007.
Iowa State currently appears to be the leader for Keith
Spann, a 6'1 255 pound DE out of East Central
Community College in
"Right now I have a full ride
offer from Iowa
State in December," Spann
While he is receiving heavy
interest from Auburn, Ohio, Baylor and Texas A&M, Iowa State is still the only school that has
offered Spann who will be reporting to whichever campus he chooses in December.
"Our relationship (Spann and ISU)
is very good. The coaches have been writing me and checking up on me," Spann
As of now, Spann's biggest draw to
State appears to be
defensive line coach Mike Nelson, who Spann believes is a master motivator.
"I like his attitude. I need
somebody to believe in me other than myself. I need support," Spann said.
So will Spann be making a decision
soon, or will Iowa
State have to
"During the season I will make my
decision," Spann said. "I like the Cyclones but I have to weigh my options
Last season Spann's team only
played seven games due to Hurricane Katrina. In those seven games, Spann
recorded 52 tackles, 13 of them being for a loss.