Mitchell Meyers returns to Iowa State

Mitchell Meyers can't participate in spring because he's not in school, but he hopes to be ready to go come fall camp. AP Photo/Luke Lu

Iowa State got great news this week as Mitchell Meyers returned to Ames, Iowa, reports Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register.

The Cyclones defensive end missed last season while battling Hodgkin's lymphoma. Meyers returned home to The Woodlands, Texas, to get treatment after being diagnosed in February 2015.

"Right now I couldn't be in a better situation health-wise," Meyers told Birch. "It's a good feeling."

Meyers started every game during the 2014 season, recording 30 tackles including two tackles for loss. Meyers is not in school so he's not allowed to practice with the Cyclones yet, but he plans to spend time with trainers and strength staff to work towards a return to the field. And new head coach Matt Campbell, who made Meyers one of his first calls after getting the job, is hopeful Meyers is a big part of his first team at Iowa State.

"I want guys that love to play football and here's a guy that fought for his life to get himself back here to put himself in a position to play football," Campbell said. "That's love for football."