Speedy DB commits to Cyclones

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Iowa State now has eight verbal commitments for the football recruiting class of 2010.

According to, Sam Richardson, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound defensive back out of League City, Tex. made his pledge to the Iowa State coaching staff last night.

Richardson chose Iowa State over known offers from Air Force and Navy.

As a junior, Richardson’s stat line looked like this: 68 tackles, six interceptions, 14 pass deflections, three forced fumbles and eight blocked kicks.

You can watch his highlight video up above via YouTube.

Richardson joins fellow Texan Jared Brackens (North Mesquite) as the second defensive back in Iowa State’s 2010 class. credits Iowa State’s running back coach Kenith Pope as Richardson’s primary recruiter.

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.