Cyclones stay hot on the trail

Junior college cornerback Cliff Stokes (Athens, Texas/Trinity Valley Community College) has verbally committed to play BCS football for Iowa State.

He's a sophomore at TVCC but originally played his high school ball at Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards. His top four schools were Iowa State, Minnesota, Baylor and Houston.

Western Kentucky and Kansas also offered the 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect. Programs including Arkansas, Washington, Kansas State, TCU and Texas Tech showed interest.