Football

Joel Lanning commits to Iowa State

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That’s two Ankeny players in two years for Paul Rhoads and Iowa State.

Joel Lanning, Ankeny High School’s starting quarterback, committed to head coach Paul Rhoads on Sunday evening according to a source. Lanning chose Iowa State over an offer from Nebraska. Iowa State signed kicker Cole Netten from Ankeny in its 2012 recruiting class.

Lanning threw for 1,733 yards, 18 touchdowns and only three interceptions during his junior season in route to a 11-2 record. He also ran the ball for 636 yards. Rivals.com ranks Lanning as a three-star prospect and the fifth best in the state of Iowa. 

We’ll have more on this story in the coming days.

Chris Williams

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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.