RECRUITING: In-state ATH Karson Elwood talks Saturday Night Lights camp

Iowa State will hold not one, but two prospect camps on Saturday in Ames with the morning’s ‘big man camp’ preceding the ‘Saturday Night Lights’ session in the evening.

Treynor High School standout wide receiver / defensive back Karson Elwood will be in attendance with the overall goal of earning a scholarship down the road.

“It’s the overall goal,” Elwood said. “I think it will take more than just one good day of playing good, because it’s hard to impress them with that much talent there, but that’s the overall goal.”

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect is no stranger to big moments.

He led Treynor in receiving with 742 yards on 49 receptions during his junior year.

“There’s always a little bit of pressure on you knowing there’s coaches watching you and watching your every move, but other than that, it always comes down to doing what you’ve always done in practicing,” Elwood said.

He’ll look to bring the athleticism to Ames this weekend, coming off of a track & field season that saw him qualify for the state championships in four events.

“I know I have the ability to do it, but it all just comes down to if I go out there and perform well,” Elwood said. “I have the height for it and the speed for it – it’s just going to come down to catching balls and running routes.”

Elwood has had in-school visits with both defensive line coach Eli Rasheed and cornerbacks coach Hank Poteat.

Whether Iowa State would need him at wideout, defensive back or somewhere else, the message is constant.

“(‘ll play anywhere) if it’s available – I just want to play,” Elwood said.