Iowa State and new head coach Matt Campbell have been making up ground in a big way on the recruiting trail since taking over the Cyclones football program, and that includes the Cyclones adding two Class of 2016 Chicagoland recruits to it's Signing Class.
Iowa State tonight added a big piece it's recruiting class in Carmel Catholic senior four star ranked offensive tackle recruit Sean Foster (6-foot-8, 285 pounds) who broke his decision via Twitter.
— Sean Foster (@foster__75) January 20, 2016
"I'm in love with everyone about it (Iowa State)," according to Foster. "The whole university was incredible on my visit."
Foster, who was originally committed to Minnesota decommitted from the Gophers shortly after the sudden retirement of head coach Jerry Kill. Foster visited Iowa State this past weekend along with Purdue (Dec. 11) and had scholarship offers from several major BCS schools across the country.
Late Monday evening Mount Carmel senior long snapper Steven Wirtel (6-foot-4, 207 pounds), one of the top long snappers in the Midwest also gave Iowa State his verbal commitment after making a weekend official visit to the Ames, Iowa campus.
"The official visit to Iowa State really sold me," Wirtel said. "I was able to sit down and meet with the new Iowa State coaches along with meeting the team. Iowa State has a lot to offer and I'm also confident that the new coaches will get the football program turned around and compete in the Big 12 conference."
Expect Iowa State to continue to focus heavily on the State of Illinois. Iowa State tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh recruited heavily for the University of Illinois before joining Matt Campbell's staff in December. Iowa State's Director of Scouting John Kuceyeski alos has Illinois ties having played high school football for his father and then Libertyville head coach Randy Kuceyeski.