Mister commits!

Paul Rhoads’ 2014 recruiting class is shaping up to be a good one. 

On Wednesday night, news broke that Tommy Mister, a 6-foot, 198-pound running back out of St. Rita in Chicago committed to the Cyclones. 

After choosing Iowa State over the likes of Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame and a handful of non-BCS programs, Twitter blew up. Here’s how the news "broke," via Mister’s account. 

"Ima be playing football in 2014 with my boy @AllenLazard in Ames Iowa !!"

And then there was this gem from fellow 2014 commitment, Urbandale wide receiver Allen Lazard.

"Like to welcome @Tommy_Mister to the #CyclONEfamily we definitely got a lot better today!! #CyclONEnation#SlimeLife"

If you CLICK HERE and read how this all went down via the Ames Tribune’s Bobby La Gesse, Lazard deserves all sorts of credit for this commitment. Apparently Mister had his mind made up to attend Michigan State only a few days ago. Then Lazard, who is arguably the top-ranked wide receiver in 2014, got on the phone with his future teammate and changed his mind. 

Now, Mister is a Cyclone and Iowa State football recruiting has more momentum than I’ve ever seen (more on that later). 

Iowa State’s Class of 2014

Tommy Mister, RB, St. Rita Chicago, Ill
Reggan Northrup,
 S, First Coast, Jacksonville, Fla.  
Orion Salters, 
WRDallas Jesuit 
Kody Kodanko, 
OL, West De Pere, Wisc.
Scott Schaffner, TE, Raymore Peculiar, Mo.
Martinez Syria, RB, Houston Nimitz, Texas 
Sam Seonbuchner, LB, Hartland Arrowhead, Wisc.
Victor Holmes, CB, La Porte, Texas
De’Monte Ruth, CB, Wilmer-Hutchins in Dallas, Texas
Allen Lazard, WR, Urbandale, Iowa 

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.