RECRUITING: Cyclones land first commit in 2016 class


And the Cyclones are on the scoreboard. 

Paul Rhoads received the first commitment of his 2016 recruiting class on Saturday in the form of an in-state tight end/defensive end. Carson Lensing, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect out of South Winneshiek announced the news on Twitter. 

"Childhood dream achieved! Honored to say I have committed to play football at Iowa State University! #cyclONEnation"

Check out Lensing’s current highlight video above. 

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.