Texas WR jumps on board, commits to Iowa State

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Paul Rhoads and his staff got some good news on Monday night.

Quan West, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver out of Willis (Texas) committed to Iowa State’s recruiting class of 2012.

West recorded 783 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior at Willis.

According to West’s profile at, he also had offers from Tulsa, Western Michigan and Colorado State.

Quick Take: I love the fact that West is 6-foot-4. Iowa State doesn’t have many big wide receivers on its roster right now. West should fit in nicely with the group of young, speedy and small receivers who are currently in the program. I’ll try to get in touch with West later this week. 

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.