JUCO safety chooses ISU for playing time purposes

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Recruiting junior college prospects can be a bit of a headache at times. But then, there is an aspect of simplicity that goes with it as well. 

Iowa State football’s latest commitment, safety Devron Moore out of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M C.C., is a great example.

“The main thing was when you come out of junior college, we only have two years,” Moore told on Tuesday night. “The opportunity to play – they had more to offer me when it came to playing time than any other school.”

Playing time.

That is why Moore chose Iowa State over the likes of: Texas Tech, West Virginia, TCU, Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin and Utah just to name a few of his offers. It is simple for the school too. Most of the time, you don’t bring in a JUCO to sit him on the bench.  

Moore committed to Paul Rhoads on Tuesday afternoon as Iowa State’s head coach paid him a visit. Moore recently paid an official visit to Iowa State during a 34-0 victory over Kansas on Nov. 23.

“I left there pretty much thinking that I was going to come back because of how organized and stable the coaches were when it came to everything – academics and everything,” Moore said. “They knew what was going on. The game was freezing but the stands were still full with fans and the atmosphere was nice there.”

Moore said that he will be on Iowa State’s campus for the spring semester and plans to participate in spring football. He also noted that Iowa State plans on playing him at free safety, where he hopes to replace Jacques Washington in the starting lineup next fall. 

Iowa State’s class of 2014

Devron Moore, S, Northeastern Oklahoma C.C. 
Cole Anderson, 
OL, League City, Texas
Dedric Brinson,
 CB, Lake Wales, Fla. 
Colin Downings, 
P, Whitefish Bay, Wisc. 
William Windham, OL, Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas
Jauan Wesley, WR, Harvey, Ill. 
Tommy Mister, RB, St. Rita Chicago, Ill
Reggan Northrup, S, First Coast, Jacksonville, Fla.  
Orion Salters, WR, Dallas Jesuit 
Kody Kodanko, OL, West De Pere, Wisc.
Scott Schaffner, TE, Raymore Peculiar, Mo.
Martinez Syria, RB, Houston Nimitz, Texas 
Sam Seonbuchner, LB, Hartland Arrowhead, Wisc.
Victor Holmes, CB, La Porte, Texas
De’Monte Ruth, CB, Wilmer-Hutchins in Dallas, Texas
Allen Lazard, WR, Urbandale, Iowa

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.