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Cyclone Roundup: 4-26 Edition

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By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  

Happy NFL Draft Day 2012. Here’s today’s Cyclone Roundup…

LOCKETT: Sources are telling me that Arizona State Trent Lockett is currently on his official visit to Iowa State. Lockett arrived in Ames late last night. We’ll keep you updated on any/all details as this story progresses. Having said that, I do not expect Lockett to make any sort of decision until next week at the earliest.

According to THIS REPORT, Lockett is no longer considering Gonzaga. It’s officially down to Iowa State and Marquette.

UTHOFF/CREIGHTON: Wisconsin transfer Jarrod Uthoff took an official visit to Creighton on Monday. CLICK HERE to visit the Omaha World Herald for an update on how that went. Uthoff will be in Ames for an official visit next week.

"I plan to take my time on this," Uthoff told the paper. "I have to get it right."

TOP 40: Dick Vitale likes Iowa State’s 2012-13 roster. "Dickie V" ranked the Cyclones 34th in his preseason top 40 earlier this week.

"If Royce White returned, this would be a top 20 team. Korie Lucious should be a plus," said Vitale.

MORE LOVE: The national media LOVES Fred Hoiberg. "The Mayor" was given props by both Sports Illustrated and ESPN on Wednesday.

SI.com’s Luke Winn labeled Hoiberg as his "After Timeout Efficiency King" for the 2011-12 season. 

ESPN.com’s Eamonn Brennan piggybacked the SI article with this blog. 

FOOTBALL OFFER: On Wednesday, Rivals.com reported that Iowa State had offered a scholarship to Plant City (Fla.) defensive tackle Devyn Salmon.

DRAFT STUFF: Former Cyclone tackle Kelechi Osemele has a chance to be taken in the first round of tonight’s NFL Draft. CLICK HERE for a preview from Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.

And then there’s cornerback Leonard Johnson, who is expected to be a mid to late round choice in the draft.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Rob Gray recently caught up with Leonard and former Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt. 

We’ll keep you updated on the Cyclones and the NFL Draft all weekend long at CycloneFanatic.com.

KXNO: Just a heads up that I’ll be co-hosting the Miller & Brinson Show on 1460 KXNO this afternoon with Joe Quinn from 4-6. Brinson is off covering the draft in some far away land. Miller is horse racing I believe. We’ll probably talk a lot of NFL Draft. I’m going to try to get Osemele or Johnson on the air with us at some point as well.

SOME EXTRA READING MATERIAL…

A feature on Iowa State’s new president Steven Leath on all sorts of things, specifically student debt. — The Des Moines Register

The top 20 Iowa State quarterbacks of all-time. — enCYCLONEpedia.com 

An update on Oklahoma State’s quarterback competition. — ESPN.com – David Ubben

A look at the challenges facing TCU with its transition to the Big 12. — ESPN.com – David Ubben

College football’s "postseason" is in for some changes. — SI.com – Andy Staples

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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 CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com 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.