Recruiting trail stays hot, Lazard commits!

Iowa State’s football recruiting efforts are reaching a new height. 

On Saturday, West Des Moines Valley offensive lineman Jake Campos made his switch from Missouri to Iowa State. 

On Monday evening, Allen Lazard, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound wide receiver out of Urbandale tweeted that he had verbally committed to Iowa State’s program. Lazard, a 2014 prospect, caught 40 passes for 928 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior. 

According to his profile at, Lazard had offers additional offers from Iowa and Nebraska. However, he’s truly a national prospect that was receiving interest from the likes of LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Oregon to name a few. 

Lazard, the son of former Iowa State Cyclone Kevin Lazard, will without a doubt be the state of Iowa’s No. 1 recruit in 2014. He’s currently ranked as a 4-star prospect by 

Lazard is the first member of Iowa State’s 2014 recruiting class. 

As he did with Campos, Iowa State assistant coach Shane Burnham led Iowa State’s recruitment of Lazard. 

Cyclone Fanatic will have more on this story later in the 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.