JUCO CB Stokes commits to Iowa State

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Iowa State’s recent upset football victory of Oklahoma State is paying off on the recruiting trail. The Cyclones picked up their third verbal commitment since the big win on Friday, when Clifford Stokes, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback out of Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, chose Iowa State.

According to his profile on, Stokes chose Iowa State over offers from Baylor, Kansas, Minnesota, Houston and Western Kentucky.

Stokes is the 18th known commitment in Iowa State’s 2012 class.



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.