It’s a question that I get from Iowa State fans all of the time…
"Who is the fastest guy on the team?"
Well first of all, I’m not the guy to ask. I see about as much Iowa State football (maybe a little more with two open practices to the media every year) as you do.
But I get curious about stuff like this too so last week, I stopped into the Iowa State strength and conditioning offices to hound coordinator Yancy McKnight for a good hour. I put the man, who many within the program consider the "best in America" at his job, on the spot.
It took McKnight a moment to come to a final conclusion. In fact, he had to go ask his assistant, one Clayton Oyster, for a second opinion before giving me a final answer.
Last year it was cornerback Jeremy Reeves.
"Hands down," McKnight said.
And for the upcoming 2013 campaign?
McKnight went with four names: DeVondrick Nealy (running back), Aaron Wimberly (running back), Kenneth Lynn (cornerback) and Jansen Watson (cornerback).
“Flip a coin on that one," McKnight said. "I’d say it is a toss-up between those four.”
There you have it.
Check out the site at 11 a.m. today for an exclusive and in-depth interview with McKnight as it will be part four of our "Conversation" series here at CycloneFanatic.com.