The 6-foot-3, 281-pound center says he originally committed too early and that he just couldn't pass up the opportunity to play in the Big 12. "I originally committed to UTEP but when Iowa State offered I just had to take this opportunity," said Wempa. "I'm just really excited to play in the Big 12 and to start fighting for a job."
Wempa is especially excited to play for Coach McFarland who will be his future offensive line coach. "He's just got a lot of coaching experience that really impressed me," he said. "On my visit he made me feel at home and he's just really a fun guy to be around."
Wempa said that he knew he wanted to go to Iowa State after his recent visit but that he wanted to have his mom meet one of his future coaches first before he made things official. "Coach (McFarland) came mainly to talk with my mom," he said. "He showed a slide show of the school and talked with my parents about how I would be used on the offensive line at Iowa State. She loved it and is really happy that I committed to play there."
Brock will continue to lift weights and might go out for track in the spring but at the moment he just can't wait to get to Iowa State. "Playing in the Big 12 is going to be a dream," he said. "I'll be going there this summer to do summer school and work out with the team."