Cyclones Add Another Commitment From Chaffey

One day after landing Chaffey College tight end Ricky Howard the Cyclones landed his teammate Durrell Givens. Cyclone Sports Report talked with Givens to see what led to him choosing to play his college football in Ames.

Cyclone Sports Report: So what led to your commitment today?

Durrell Givens: I first called Coach Ash and told him that I wanted to commit and so then he had me call Coach Rhoads. I told Coach Rhoads that I wanted to commit and he was really glad that I committed. He told me that I was his guy at safety and that he was really looking forward to seeing me as a Cyclone. We really seemed to be on the same page.

CSR: So how did Coach Ash find out about you?

DG: Coach Stewart is one of my coaches here at Chaffey and he used to coach with Coach Ash at San Diego State and he called him and told him about me. Then Coach Ash started calling me about three weeks ago. He told me that he thought I was a really good player and that he thought I had Big 12 ability. He also told me to really look into Iowa State and so I looked them up on the internet and read a lot about them. With this new coaching staff they seem like a program heading in the right direction. I want to help them move up the ladder.

CSR: How important was it to you that Coach Ash will be your position coach at Iowa State?

DG: It was really an important factor for me. It feels really good that the guy that is recruiting me will be coaching me at Iowa State.

CSR: What position do you play at Chaffey?

DG: I start at free safety but I can also play strong safety and cornerback.

CSR: What is your current height and weight?

DG: I'm 6-foot and I weigh 190 pounds.

CSR: How important was it to you that your teammate Ricky Howard also has committed to play at Iowa State?

DG: It's funny because I didn't even know that he had committed yesterday. He told me after hearing that I had committed this afternoon. It's definitely good to go to a school with someone that you know.

CSR: Will you also be coming out during Chaffey's bye week for your official visit?

DG: I think that is the plan but I still have to check with Coach Ash to make sure about that.

CSR: What are your thoughts about playing in the Big 12?

DG: It's going to be so exciting to be playing in front of all of those people each week. I'm just really excited to get the chance to go against some of the best players in the country each week.

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