Notebook: Cyclones sign three, wait on Williams decsion


By Chris Williams, Publisher

The Iowa State football program signed three prospects on Wednesday, all of whom will be on campus second semester and eligible to participate in spring drills.

Cole Morrissey, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end graduated from Gilbert High School last May. He spent this fall playing junior college ball at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. Morrissey will have three years of eligibility in Ames. I interviewed Morrissey the day that he committed to Iowa State. CLICK HERE to check it out.

Clifford Stokes, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback out of Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas will have two years of eligibility. CLICK HERE to read a story that we published about back on Dec. 13.

And then there’s T.J. Mutcherson, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety who graduated from Freedom High School in Tampa Bay in 2010. Mutcherson had been out of school cleaning up some academic issues during the last two seasons, which he has apparently done successfully.

WILLIAMS TO DECIDE THURSDAY: A 6-foot-4, 294-pound offensive lineman out of Orlando (Fla.) Jones High School will make his college decision on Thursday. Duaron Williams has listed Iowa State, Kansas and Central Florida as finalists according to his Twitter feed.

Stay tuned.

For more on Williams, CLICK HERE for a story that was published on Dec. 11 by the Orlando Sentinel.

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.