National Signing Day blog – latest on Rony Nelson

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By Chris Williams

National Signing Day is finally here. Keep checking out this page for the latest updates of prospects whose National Letters of Intent are in the hands of Iowa State University.

(As of 10:59 a.m.)

A very qualified source tells me this about Rony Nelson’s situation.

There has been some confusion between the football office and compliance about Nelson’s situation. Why his name keeps popping up and going down, I cannot explain.

I’m being told that the list up on is as "official" as it can be right now and that everything will be cleared up at the press conference today at 3.

It is truly a "unique situation" is what I am being told.

The following players have signed…

T.J. McCullough – DB – North Marion High School in Citra, Fla.
Floyd Mattison – LB – Morton Ranch in Katy, Tex.
Nick Kron – DE – West Des Moines Valley in Des Moines, Iowa
Adrian Bennett – DB – Klein Forest in Houston, Tex.
Jacob Gannon – OL – Iowa City West in Iowa City, Iowa.
Matt Thomas – DB – Lancaster High School in Tex.
Jarvis West – WR – Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Brandon Jensen – DL – Ankeny High School in Iowa
Duran Hollis – RB – Polytech High in Forth Worth, Tex.
Kirby Van Der Kamp – P – West Des Moines Valley in Iowa
Jevoury Wedderburn – ATH – Urbandale, Iowa (This one was a bit of a surprise. Check out his highlight video above).
Clifford Morgan – DB/LB – Frostproof, Fla.
Jeremiah George – LB – Clearwater, Fla.
Albert Gary – WR – Butler CC. (Citra, Fla.)
Shaban Dika – OL – Earl Warren High in San Antonio, Tex.
Chris Young – WR – Trinity Valley CC in Austin, Tex.
Ben Loth – OL – Crespi Carmelite in Encino, Calif.
Durrell GIvens – DB – Chaffey CC. (Riverside, Calif.)
Pierce Richardson – TE – Crespi Carmelite in Encino, Calif.
Bob Graham – OL – Jenks, Okla.
Jared Barnett – QB – Garland, Tex.
Shontrelle Johnson – RB – Deland, Fla.
Dentrell Pate – LB – Deland, Fla.
Tom Farniok – OL – Sioux Falls, S.D.

The following JUCO prospects are already enrolled at Iowa State:

Jon Caspers – OL – North Dakota State College of Science (Bird Island, Minn.)
Ricky Howard – TE – Chaffey CC. (Hesperia, Calif.)
Anthony Young – DB – Palomar CC. (Ontario, Calif.)

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Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.