Resby Returns From Ames

The Iowa State Cyclones hosted two official visitors, Navarro Community College cornerback Dustin Calhoun and safety Patrick Resby, this past weekend. Josh Clark caught up with Resby to offer this special report to

Patrick Resby made his first official visit to Iowa State last weekend to watch the Cyclones host Texas Tech.

"It was a great atmosphere," Resby commented.

"The only negative would have been the cold weather, but that is something I can adjust to. (Ames) is a great town, and the people are nice. There is no professional team in the area so everybody is about the Cyclones."

Resby arrived in Ames for his official visit last Friday.

"We met with the players, and then ate dinner with a lot of the players," added Resby, who was hosted by Alvin Bowen. "We sat through the defensive meetings in preparation for the game and it was easy to see they fly around the ball. (Iowa State) runs a lot of the same coverages that I'm use to running down here at (Navarro)."

Then, it was onto Saturday to watch the Cyclones in a heated Big 12 battle.

"We woke up and ate breakfast. Then, there was another defensive meeting. Then, we got to walk onto the field with the players and it was great. It was way different than anything I'm use to as I only see 2,000 or some fans at my games down here. Their fans are right on top of you pumping up the players," Resby stated.

Resby also spent a significant portion of the weekend in discussion with Cyclone assistant Chris Ash, who coaches the secondary.

"Iowa State has a lot of freshmen and sophmores in their secondary, and they need experienced players who have been played against D1 competition," added Resby who will graduate from Navarro in December with two years of eligibility remaining to play two seasons.

"Coach Ash told me he thought I could come into the spring, and earn a starting position. He's a great coach; real cool and down-to-earth. He gets to the point of what he is trying to communicate with you."

Resby also sat down to meet with Head Coach Dan McCarney.

"Coach McCarney was telling me how it is a family atmosphere at Iowa State, and it is a great school for academics. He told me that I'll have to live with whatever choice I make, but that Iowa State would be a good situation to enter," Resby said.

Iowa State is the only school to offer Resby, at this time, but he continues to receive coorespondence from Texas A&M, Kansas, TCU, SMU, and Louisana Tech.

In eight games this season, Resby has recorded 67 tackles (42 solo), four tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles.

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