RECRUITING: Myles Norwood commits to Iowa State over Alabama, Kentucky & others

Iowa State beat out Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana and others in a recruiting battle Wednesday night, in what has been a stout summer on the trail for the program.

Iowa Western cornerback Myles Norwood announced over social media that he would be playing college football in Ames this fall.

“Really, Alabama just didn’t come after me first,” Norwood said. “It was pretty much said and done and being able to come in and play immediately – have a significant role is big.”

Norwood comes to Iowa State having not played a game since his high school career.

He took a redshirt year at Iowa Western after the pandemic derailed his path to NCAA football.

“I’m excited,” Norwood said. “This is going to be my first time playing in a game since my senior year of high school. I lost all of my scholarships at the end of high school because of COVID and those programs having seniors coming back.”

Norwood chose Iowa State because of the opportunity ahead of him in playing time and also his relationship with the coaching staff.

“My relationship with Coach Campbell – having him sit down and talk to my family and I about just life in general, I liked that a lot,” Norwood said.

The 6-foot-2 corner out of St. Louis will take the field with the Cyclones in September with hopes of helping lead the team to a bowl game.

Norwood also mentioned his aspirations towards winning Big 12 Newcomer of the year, but stressed that winning games is the biggest goal of his.

“I want to hit the weight room and get a little bit bigger before the season starts,” Norwood said. “I just want to help the team win as many games as possible.”