Lazard ranked No. 1 WR by Rivals

According to, the top-ranked wide receiver in college football’s 2014 recruiting class is an Iowa State commitment. 

That prospect is Urbandale’s Allen Lazard, who stands at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds. Lazard, who verbally committed to Iowa State back in December, accounted for 928 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns for Urbandale (7-3) in 2012. 

In addition to being Rivals’ top-ranked receiver, Lazard is the 24th ranked overall player in the class. 

As of today, Lazard is Iowa State’s lone known verbal commitment for 2014. 

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