Cyclones add late signee to 2011 class

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Paul Rhoads signed a much-needed defensive tackle recruit to his 2011 recruiting class on Monday.

Quinton Pompey, a  6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle out of Bradenton (Fla.) Mantatee officially visited Iowa State over the weekend and faxed Iowa State his National Letter of Intent on Monday morning.

"Quenton possesses the skills to be a difference-maker on the defensive side of the football," said Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads. "I see him making a major impact at a position where we are looking for more depth."

Pompey chose Iowa State over offers from Penn State, Miami (Fla.), Missouri and Louisville. He was also a high school teammate of fellow Cyclone signee Quenton Bundrage.

As a senior at Manatee, Pompey recorded 62 tackles and 11 sacks. As a junior, he racked up 100 tackles and 12 sacks.

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.