O-line Class Could Still Improve

Here's a blast from the past. Remember the news from Iowa State's summer camp about a dominating offensive lineman that came up with some friends and a former coach from Oklahoma City's Northeast Academy?

Cyclone Nation checked in with Anthony Walker to see how his recruiting is going, and what his future may hold. The 6-foot-3, 295-pounder said he could visit ISU this weekend, but is most likely going to wait until January for his trip to Ames.

"Right now I'm considering Iowa State, SMU and New Mexico State," said Walker, an offensive guard or center prospect. "Iowa State would probably be my leader. I've been talking to Coach (Marty) Fine. We're trying to get a visit set up right now."

Walker could join an already solid class of five offensive linemen and make it one of the nation's elite. ISU has commitments from four Iowans—Aaron Brant, Brandon Cook, John Tjaden and Tom Schmeling—along with Texan Bastian Schober.

Becoming a part of that group is appealing, said Walker.

"It would mean a lot to join them," he said. "We could help the team out a lot. I could play with some good people and that would probably step my game up and make me a lot better."

Although he has yet to make an official visit, Walker's trip to Ames over the summer gives him a good feeling of what the football program is all about.

"The coaching staff is the main thing, I really the coaches," he said. "I enjoyed going up there for summer camp. I watched Iowa State quite a bit this year and thought they were pretty good. I think they're an up-and-coming program and will keep improving."

Walker's Northeast Academy squad finished 3-7 this season competing in the always difficult District 2-5A.

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