Eyes On Iowa

Cedar Rapids' Cantrell says ISU his favorite (TI).

Although it is relatively early in the recruiting process, Iowa State has already begun its scouting of seniors-to-be in the state of Iowa. A few of the top players have already received scholarship offers from the Cyclones and some others could in the near future. Here is a sampling of some of the players within the state's borders that Dan McCarney's staff is currently recruiting.

OFFENSE:

Jason Scales, RB, 5-10, 170, West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley H.S.

Prolific central Iowa running back led his high school team to a 4A State title as a junior. Earned First Team All-State honors last fall. Has started at tailback since his sophomore season and rushed for over 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns, including 2,600-plus yards and 32 touchdowns in 2002. Scales appears to be most considering ISU and Iowa, although Kansas recently offered a scholarship.

Jordan Goos, OL, 6-8, 275, Treynor (Iowa) H.S.

The Cyclones were the first to offer this mammoth offensive lineman, who is one of the top juniors in the state. He has exceptional mobility for his wide frame. Iowa, Colorado, Kansas State, Kansas and Nebraska are also in the recruiting fray.

Warren Seuss, QB, 6-3, 185, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Washington H.S.

ISU coaches like his size and athleticism at the quarterback position. He recently received a scholarship offer from the Cyclones, which is his first from a D-I program. Seuss will be one of the players to watch closely in this June's padded camp.

Adrian Arrington, WR, 6-3, 170, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Washington H.S.

Arrington has quickly become a national recruit because of his size and ability. He caught 34 passes for 484 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He has upwards of 11 scholarship offers, including ISU, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas State, Kansas, Michigan and Stanford. Arrington turned heads at a Michigan Nike Camp last month and has made it clear that he intends to take his visits before making a decision.

Greg Coleman, RB, 6-0, 200, Iowa City (Iowa) West H.S.

This West High standout will be a four-year varsity starter in 2003. Coleman ran for 2,105 yards and 25 touchdowns in last fall and had 92 tackles and 16 sacks from his defensive end position. His future, however, appears to be exclusively at tailback. He currently has scholarship offers from ISU, Iowa and Michigan. Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington could be next.

DEFENSE:

Maurice Cantrell, LB, 6-1, 220, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Washington H.S.

Another nice first impression was made on Seuss' teammate on defense, Cantrell, an athletic, hard-hitting linebacker that moved to the Cedar Rapids area from Washington D.C. his sophomore year. The inside linebacker compiled 80 tackles and four interceptions as a junior for a team that went undefeated in the regular season. ISU was the first offer Cantrell, who's also being recruited by Iowa, Colorado and Kansas State.

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