Cyclones add second TE to recruiting class

By Chris Williams, Publisher

It took a while, but the football recruiting trail has officially heated up for Iowa State.

Paul Rhoads added his second tight end commitment in less than a week on Tuesday night by gaining a pledge from Alex Leslie, who stands at 6-foot-5, 220-pounds. Leslie is a hybrid tight end who hails from New Braunfels, Texas. He chose Iowa State over offers from Wake Forest, Florida Atlantic and Memphis. 

Leslie caught 25 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.

CLICK HERE to view Leslie’s profile.

Just last week, Iowa State added Arizona Western C.C. tight end Emmanuel Bibbs to its 2013 class. 

Leslie is the fifth known commitment in Iowa State’s 2013 recruiting 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.