Offensive tackle Jake Campos was the No. 4 player in the state of Iowa. He'd also been committed to Missouri since May 10.
Campos, however, took a visit to Ames last week and pledged his commitment to Paul Rhoads' Cyclones, canceling an upcoming visit to Missouri.
“It is the greatest fit for me,” said Campos, who is ranked the No. 4 player in Iowa and the No. 75 tackle in the nation in the Class of 2013. “The academics are outstanding on the team. They have over 15 engineers with a 3.2 GPA. That’s huge to me, because I want to be an engineer.”
Campos talked more about the academic side of Iowa State, noting that a retired professor of engineering works with players, too.
It's not a huge surprise to see him elect to stay home, but could the recent success of the Cyclones and shortcomings at Missouri have been factors, too? I have a hard time believing they weren't.
And who can remember the last time Iowa State stole a commit from Mizzou? Have to think it's been a while.
I mean this as an honest question, and not necessarily a leaning one: Who goes to more bowl games over the next decade? Iowa State or Missouri?
You could make a case both ways.