Florida linebacker Alton Meeks commits to Iowa State

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As we near the month of December, Iowa State’s football recruiting has picked up its pace significantly. 

After landing Iowa Western Community College defensive end Rodney Coe on Sunday, the Cyclones snagged another highly-touted defensive player on Wednesday in Alton Meeks, a linebacker out of Orlando, (Fla.) Dr. Phillips. 

Meeks, who previously committed to Cincinatti as a quarterback, will likely come to Iowa State as a linebacker. Meeks missed a good portion of his senior season due to a broken leg. 

According to his profile at, Meeks chose Iowa State over offers from: Cincinnati, Michigan State, Arizona State, Connecticut, Duke, Florida State, Illinois, Minnesota, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Wake Forest to name a few. 

Iowa State’s Class of 2013

Trevor Hodge, QB, Perris, (Calif.) Citrus Hill
Kamari Syrie, DB, Hurst, (Texas) L.D. Bell
Emmanuel Bibbs, TE, Arizona Western C.C.
Jacob Homa, OL, Brookfield, (Wisc.) Central
Alex Leslie, TE, New Braunfels, (Texas)
Tyler Brown, RB, Lakeland, (Fla.) Lake Gibson
Nigel Tribune, DB, Jacksonville, (Fla.) Raines
D.A. Williams, DB, St. Augustine, (Fla.)
Justin Webster, ATH, Houston, (Texas) Northland Christian
J.D. Waggoner, DE, Dallas, (Texas) Jesuit
Brandon Harris, WR, Cedar Hill, (Texas)
Nick Severs, OL,  Macomb, (Ill.)
Vincent Johnson, OL, Sacramento, (Calif.) Christian Brothers
Joel Lanning, QB, Ankeny, Iowa
Aaron Wimbely, RB, Iowa Western Community College
Brian Mills, LB, East Ridge, (Fla.) Clermont
Bryan Ajumobi, WR, South Grand Prairie, (Texas) Grand Prairie 
Ryan Glenn, OL, Waukee, Iowa
Ernest Suttles, DE, Tampa, (Fla.) Gaither 
Vernell Trent, DE, Jacksonville, (Fla.) Forrest 
Jalen Barnes, DB, Port Arthur, (Texas) Memorial
Shawn Curtis, OL, Orlando, (Fla.) Olympia
Rodney Coe, DL, Iowa Western C.C. 
Alton Meeks, LB, Orlando, (Fla.) Dr. Phillips 

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.