Iowa State swipes a big Mizzou commit
December, 3, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPN.com
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.
He spoke with RecruitingNation's Damon Sayles:
“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.
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