Cyclones Extend Offer To Ohio Lineman

Carey (OH) High School's Michael Dennis got something that he was not expecting this past Thursday when Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads called to offer him his first scholarship offer.

"They came out of the blue by just starting to call me last Monday and I didn't know much about them," said Dennis. "The scholarship offer caught me off guard but I was real excited about it when Coach Rhoads called."

The 6-foot-7, 260-pound offensive tackle is also being recruited by Bowling Green, Illinois, Toledo, Marshall, Purdue, and Ohio State. "I've been to junior days at Bowling Green, Toledo, and Marshall," said Dennis. "Coach Rhoads wants me to come out for a visit and I'll definitely be doing that but me and my parents are just not sure when yet."

Michael played tight end and defensive end last year but is moving to offensive tackle and that is the position that he says Iowa State is looking at him to play. "They saw my tape and liked my size and footwork," he said. "Coach Rhoads was real complimentary of my ability to move for my size but I also liked that he asked me about my hobbies and life in general."

Michael says that while he might not stay in the state of Ohio for college that he won't be going too far away. "I might go to a school away from home but it would have to be in the Midwest," said Dennis. "The conference doesn't really matter but I would love to play against the great competition in either the Big Ten or the Big 12."

It is still early in the recruiting process but Michael is already sure about a few things. "I'm primarily looking for a good education and early playing time," he said. "I also plan on making my final decision before my senior season."

AllCyclones Top Stories