Another Future Cyclone in the Fray?

After entertaining more than a dozen visitors over the last two days, it's turning out to be a very productive weekend for Iowa State. The Cyclones appear to have gotten another commitment for the Class of 2003, and it's from a talented two-way athlete from the state of Florida.

Saint Petersburg Northeast prep Dominique Flower, a vibrant 6-foot-2, 200-pounder, met with ISU head coach Dan McCarney this morning before heading home.

"Everybody ate breakfast at his house," said Flower, who is mainly being recruited at the free safety position. "The defensive coordinator and coach that had been recruiting me had told me all week that they were going to offer me. Coach McCarney offered me and said he liked me because I come with juice and aren't afraid to have fun. He's really a good coach. Coach McCarney and Coach Ash are going to come down on Tuesday night.

"I kind of committed. I've got to talk to my mom and (McCarney and Ash) are coming down on Tuesday. We'll firm everything up on Tuesday night. I'm probably going to cancel my other visits. I had planned on going to Michigan State this weekend. I'll most likely be a Cyclone."

ISU safeties Anthony Forrest and Stevie Paris hosted the excited Floridian. Asked about some high points of his visit, Flower pointed to the relationships he established with the two.

"I had a real nice time and enjoyed myself," he said. "The players, everybody just bonded instantly. It wasn't a lot of separation. We went to a party and had a lot of fun. I've never seen snow and it snowed, so I liked that. Last night I told everybody that I was going to come back and go to school here. Everybody showed me love and welcomed me to the family. It was like they just had a baby or something.

"Anthony Forrest and Greedy (Stevie Paris) were very cool. They gave me an idea of what's going on. Anthony had to leave for a little bit last night and me and Greedy were chilling. He really expressed himself to me and said I was like a brother to him. They made me want to do this."

Assuming Flower becomes a firm commitment on Tuesday evening, he stands to be the 22nd commitment for the Class of 2003 and second high school senior to commit from a visit last weekend.

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