RECRUITING: In-state lineman Zach Ross commits

Zach Ross, an offensive lineman out of West Des Moines (Dowling), has verbally committed to Iowa State’s class of 2018. Ross tweeted the news on Wednesday night.

Ross, listed at 6-foot-3, 300-pounds, chose Iowa State over an additional offer from Colorado State. According to his 247 profile, Ross was also receiving interest from Iowa and Minnesota.

Ross, a 3-star prospect, is Iowa State’s ninth known verbal commitment in the class of 2018. He joins fellow in-state athlete Trevor Downing as the second offensive lineman in the class.