Georges Naing pleasantly surprised on his unofficial to ISU

By Chris Williams, Publisher

It isn’t what Georges Niang expected it to be.

Correction: It isn’t what other people told Georges Naing he would see on his unofficial visit to Iowa State.

“People told me about all of the corn. I haven’t seen any corn yet,” Niang joked with on Thursday afternoon. “I want to see some cornfields! I’m just playing.”

Niang, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward out of the Tilton School in Massachusetts is in Ames today getting his first look at Iowa State.

“My first impression is that it is more normal here than people give it credit for. It looks fine to me. I could live out here. The campus is really nice,” Niang said. “A lot of people have told me that there isn’t anything out there. I guess I’ve seen it differently.”

Niang currently claims offers from Iowa State, Iowa and a handful of mid-major schools on the east coast. He is also receiving serious interest from the likes of Texas A&M, Colorado and Providence.

Niang said that he plans on taking an unofficial visit to the University of Iowa tomorrow.

So far, so good for Iowa State.

“Everybody is nice,” Niang said. “From the managers, to the assistant coaches, just everybody is nice. They are genuine, straight up people and they’ve been very welcoming on my visit.

Niang plans to study business at the next level. will be sure to keep you updated on Niang’s recruitment.






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.