In-state DE commits to Cyclones

By Chris Williams, Publisher

A prospect that doesn’t go by the name Sam Richardson has committed to Iowa State’s football program.

"I committed to Iowa State this morning," Iowa Falls Alden defensive end Devin Lemke told on Wednesday night. "I have been a Cyclone fan my whole life, me and my family."

At this time, Iowa State was his only offer, though Lemke was receiving serious interest from the University of Iowa.

Lemke recorded 85 tackles during his junior season. Ten of those were for a loss. Iowa State defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham was Lemke’s primary recruiter.

“I can call him up and have a great conversation. He’s a good coach," Lemke said about Burnham.

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.