Mount Pleasant athlete picks Cyclones

By Chris Williams, Publisher

The Des Moines Register is reporting that on Friday, Iowa State picked up another in-state football commitment. This prospect is Darian Cotton, a 6-foot, 165-pound defensive back out of Mount Pleasant.

Darian’s brother, Jordan, is currently a wide receiver at the University of Iowa.

Cotton put up some impressive numbers last year as a junior for Mount Pleasant. On offense, Cotton led his team in rushing with 643 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, he led his team in tackles with 40, while snagging two interceptions and returning one for a touchdown.

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.