Grad transfer commitment: Hakeem Butler’s replacement?

There is some big time football recruiting news to report on this Monday afternoon.

Iowa State has picked up the commitment of a graduate transfer wide receiver, La’Michael Pettway. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect caught 30 passes for 499 yards and four catches for the Razorbacks last season. He chose the Cyclones over Auburn.

Alex Halsted from 247 Sports first reported the news.

This is obviously important given that Hakeem Butler recently departed for the NFL, where he was drafted in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals. Iowa State also has to fill the shoes of Matthew Eaton from last season.

Butler and Eaton combined for 87 catches and over 1,600 yards. Iowa State also recently lost Josh Johnson, who is transferring.

So yeah, really big pickup for the good guys.

We’ll have more on this later.

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.