Matt Thomas commits to Iowa State

By Chris Williams, PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams 

Iowa State’s top recruiting target for its class of 2013 has made a verbal commitment to join Fred Hoiberg’s program.

Matt Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound shooting guard out of Onalaska, (Wisc.) informed the Iowa State and Virginia coaching staffs of this news on Thursday afternoon. Thomas informed of his decision via a phone interview shortly after it happened.

Thomas chose Iowa State over additional offers from Virginia, Wisconsin, Marquette, Minnesota, Boston College, Nebraska Creighton and Northern Iowa.

Thomas averaged 21.3 points per game while leading Onalaska to a WIAA Division 2 state championship during his junior season. Thomas is Iowa State’s first known commitment in its class of 2013.

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Iowa State associate head coach T.J. Otzelberger headed up Thomas’ recruitment for the Cyclones.

Stay tuned to later this evening for more coverage of this breaking story.

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.