Godfrey commits to Iowa State

Iowa State added some inside depth on Saturday when Robbinsdale (MN) Cooper High School's Calvin Godfrey ended his recruitment by choosing to become a Cyclone.

"I had a meeting yesterday during my visit with Coach McDermott and he offered me a scholarship," said Godfrey. "I told him I wanted to be a Cyclone and he was real happy. He just welcomed me into the program."

McDermott also made it very clear to Calvin why they were recruiting him.

"He told me that he really liked the energy that I bring and that I could really help LaRon (Dendy) inside," said Godfrey. "He also likes the fact that I can score well around the basket."

The 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward came out to Ames last week on an unofficial visit and then liked it so much that he decided to take his official visit this weekend.

"I really had a lot of fun so I came back this weekend with my uncle," said Godfrey. "I went to dinner with the coaches on Friday and we watched games and talked a lot. I really felt a nice connection with them."

Calvin also really hit it off with some of the players during his visit.

"I really enjoyed getting to play with them and I really connected with LaRon Dendy," said Godfrey. "He said that he really liked the program. He told me that he plays his role but that he needed some more help inside with Craig (Brackins) leaving so he really wanted me at Iowa State."

Godrey, who also considered Miami (Fla.), Washington State, and Cal-Poly, said that playing close to home was a huge factor.

"The fact that Iowa State is not too far from Minnesota was a big plus," he said. "My family didn't always get to see a lot of my games when I was younger. It will nice for them to see a lot of them now."

Calvin will officially end his recruitment this week.

"I'm going to have a press conference at my high school likely on Wednesday," he said. "That way I can sign my letter-of-intent to Iowa State with my friends and family."

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