Boffeli Picks Iowa State

As his recruitment was coming to an end, West Des Moines Valley High School's Conor Boffeli came to a simple realization about where he wanted to play college football.

"Picking Iowa State seemed pretty obvious to me in the end," said Boffeli. "I just really love their coaches and the way they make me feel at home."

Boffeli told Cyclone Head Coach Gene Chizik of his decision at about 12:30 this afternoon. "He was very excited about me joining the Cyclone family," he said. "He told that he feels I will fit in really well at Iowa State."

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end is also happy to have the decision out of the way. "To be honest, it's a big weight off my shoulders. Now I can just relax going into my season," he said. "It's just a huge relief and now I can just say it feels great to be a Cyclone. The coaches are really excited which makes me feel good."

Boffeli really likes the staff at Iowa State but there was another reason why he chose the Cyclones. "I want to play tight end. The Iowa State coaching staff is going to give me the opportunity to do so which is really important to me."

Conor also feels the future of Iowa State football is on the rise. "Their coaches have really made a believer out of me," said Boffeli. "I really feel the program is only going to get better. They are very convincing."

Boffeli also feels being only forty-five minutes away from his family will really be a great situation. "There's a lot of happy people around here at the moment," he said. "My parents really like the fact that they can come to all my home games. I also like that a lot of my friends will be able to come to the games."

Conor isn't sure when he will first get on the field for the Cyclones but at the moment he's not too concerned. "The coaches and I haven't really talked about it but I don't mind if I have to redshirt," he said. "If I do redshirt then I'll just use the extra year to get faster, stronger, and to become a better player."

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