James Capello: It has been about two weeks. Coach Rhoads came to see me about a week and a half ago and he tried to get me to come up for a visit last week but things just didn't work out.
CSR: When did Iowa State offer you and when did you commit?
JC: Coach Rhoads offered me on the phone a couple of days ago and then I committed to him yesterday when I was talking with him. He just said wow and was really excited about it.
CSR: What were your other offers?
JC: Stoneybrook and Central Connecticut
CSR: What's your relationship like with Coach Herman?
JC: It's amazing. After I committed I was shaking hands with the coaches and he just came up to me and gave me a bear hug. He was really excited about it and I would just say that I really like Coach Herman and really look forward to playing with him.
CSR: What did he tell you that he liked about you?
JC: He told me that I was his type of quarterback. He liked how I move on my feet and that I can make quick decisions. He told me that my ability was perfect for his type of offense.
CSR: How similar was your high school's offense in comparison with Coach Herman's?
JC: The only thing that is different are the hand signals. The routes that the receivers run and the running plays are pretty much the same. I was in the shot gun most of the time and his quarterback will be in the shot gun most of the time also.
CSR: Who was your host for the weekend?
JC: Austen Arnaud was my host and he was a great guy. I really liked his attitude and he told me that I'm part of the family now after I had committed. He told me how much I'll love the program and how he really likes Coach Rhoads. I got to hang out with him and a bunch of other guys and I liked them all a lot.
CSR: What do you like most about Coach Rhoads?
JC: That he cares about his players more than anything. He talked with me about academics and then football. He's just a great guy.
CSR: What will you choose for your major?
JC: Criminal Justice
CSR: So what did your parents think of Iowa State?
JC: They absolutely loved it and we all felt at home here. The basketball game was amazing because the fans are so great. The whole visit was just unbelievable and I can't wait to get back here this summer to get started with my teammates.