"I actually committed late last week before canceling my visit to Vanderbilt," said Prelow, who cleared the 100-tackle and 15-sack plateau after just eight games this season while leading Jefferson to a Class 4A state title game appearance. "It's great to be a Cyclone."
Prelow originally took his official visit to ISU in mid-December, but waited to explore more of his options before making a decision. He is the Cyclones' 20th commitment for the Class of 2003 and fourth from the state of Florida.
"Iowa State showed a lot of loyalty and have been there since the beginning of spring," Prelow said. "When I went on my visit, they showed me a lot of love and hospitality. The football program is an up-and-coming program. I could see myself playing there. Plus they've got a good academic program."
The future inside linebacker said he was also encouraged by the track record high-schoolers from the Sunshine State have had in Ames.
"It's encouraging that a lot of Florida kids have gotten the opportunity to play up there," he said.
South Florida and Tennessee had also recruited Prelow heavily.