Cyclones Lands Second Football Commitment

A three day visit to Ames was all it took for Rockwall-Heath (TX) High School's Ryan Mosby and his family to realize that Iowa State was the right choice.

"I'm commiting to Iowa State," said Mosby. "I prayed on it and this is a blessing so I'm going to take it and become a Cyclone. I haven't even told the coaches yet but you can announce it because I plan on calling them tomorrow"

The 6-foot-1, 213-pound outside linebacker arrived in Ames with his parents this past Tuesday and spent the next three days getting to know all about Iowa State. "The visit just went so good. I just felt really comfortable and the coaches are just so nice," he said. "I met and really bonded with Philip Bates and so we're going to hang out some more when I go there for my official visit on October 25th for the Texas A&M game. I really liked the vibe I got from the players because they weren't all cocky or anything. They just seemed like great guys who are very intense about their football."

Mosby first got to tour the campus and then got to meet with the academic advisor. "It was great because my mom is really big on academics," he said. "I'm probably going to major in either business or engineering which is good because Iowa State has great programs for both."

Ryan also got to know his future defensive coordinator a little better. "I got to have breakfast with Coach Bolt which was really great," he said. "We talked X's and O's and also watched some film. We got to bond really well."

He then got to meet with Head Coach Gene Chizik and could not have been more excited. "I had heard a bunch of great stories about him because I used to watch his teams at Texas," he said. "It was like unreal for me and I even got his autograph when I was talking with him. He reminds me of my high school coach. I'm really excited to play for him."

Mosby, who also had offers from Colorado State and UNLV said he hopes to get on the field quickly once he gets to Iowa State. "They said they have a lot older guys at linebacker. They want to get me up there so that I can work hard and possibly even play as a freshman," he said. "I'm going to bring a lot of intensity and a love for football to Iowa State. I can really get to the ball and I love putting licks on people."

Ryan is also very excited about getting a chance to play in the Big 12. "I'm just really excited about getting to play in such a great league," said Mosby. "I can't wait to play teams like Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri."

Mosby said that the decision pretty much came to him during the 12 hour ride back to Texas. "My parents and I kept talking about all the key factors and everything about Iowa State was great. They are really excited about me going there," he said. "The funny thing about it is that I can already see myself there working hard with all of the guys."

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