The Iowa State Cyclones locked up one of the better wide receivers in the 2014 class already when they received a strong verbal commitment from local product Allen Lazard. Lazard is following his father and older brother to Ames despite interest from some major programs around the country. He doesn’t plan on turning Iowa State around by himself, however, and helped recruit another playmaker to the 2014 class with running back Tommy Mister.
Mister is a 6-foot, 198-pound three-star recruit out of Chicago who has shown a remarkable ability to break off huge plays. During his junior season, Mister rushed for 1,300 yards on just 137 carries and makes the tenth recruit so far in Iowa State’s 2014 class. Paul Rhoads can thank his already committed receiver for the assist on this one.
The pair sparked a friendship over Twitter when Mister joked about taking Lazard’s No. 5 jersey that the receiver laid claim to when he announced his commitment. Lazard told Mister he would gladly give it up if it meant the running back would come to Ames and the two have stayed in touch. Mister admits that he doesn’t actually care about his jersey number, he just wanted to see how committed to the program Lazard really was.
He certainly got his answer. Since sparking up a conversation online, Lazard has been texting Mister quite a bit, laying out the plans for the duo turning the Iowa State program around. Mister apparently liked what he heard, choosing Iowa State over programs like the Michigan State Spartans and Wisconsin Badgers. The pair will give the Cyclones at least two dynamic playmakers on offense down the road and could be the spark to get things rolling in Ames.