Rivals drops Lazard in rankings released its new rankings for the 2013 football recruiting class on Tuesday and shockingly (SARCASM ALERT – SARCASM ALERT), Iowa State commitment Allen Lazard is now ranked as the fifth-best wide receiver in the class. 

Lazard, who attends Urbandale High School in Des Moines, caught 40 passes for 928 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior. He was previously Rivals’ top-ranked wide receiver in the class. 

Is this simply a case of other guys getting better and jumping ahead of the future Cyclone or does the popular theory that Iowa State commits get bumped by recruiting services come into play here?

You can be the judge. 

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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.