The Cyclones picked up their second offensive line commit of the 2015 class in Cedar Rapids (IA) Washington tackle Julian Good-Jones, he announced Friday.
A decision had been a few weeks coming for Good-Jones, but he wanted to wait until Friday before the Cyclones' non-padded camp, when he could tell Paul Rhoads in person.
"I kinda knew Iowa State was the place for me but I wanted to commit in person and tell Coach Rhoads myself," he said. "I haven't been here since spring practice, this was the first time I've got the chance to come back."
A few hours after committing, Good-Jones was receiving extra attention from offensive line coach Brandon Blaney during position drills.
Good-Jones joins Bryce Meeker (OG), Anthony Nelson (DE) and Seth Nerness (DE) as in-staters to pledge to the Cyclones in 2015. Nerness told AllCyclones.com on Friday he'd be transferring to a private school in North Carolina for his senior season.
"I like it. I like Seth and Bryce a lot, they're really good players," Good-Jones said. "I think us three are the best players in the state."
The Cyclones haven't specified whether they like Good-Jones at left or right tackle. He plays on the left for his high school squad but might be a better fit on the right in college because of his run-blocking ability.
"My pass-protection," Good-Jones responded when asked what part of his game needed the most work, "because in high school it's not stressed much but in college it's a huge thing. I have to work on that and work on my speed and quickness."
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Good-Jones picked up an ISU offer, his first, at the Cyclones' March 8 Junior Day. He traveled to Kansas State and Oregon State this summer and picked up offers at each following strong camp performances."
His trips completed and his homework finished, Good-Jones was able to make a decision.
"After I got a chance to see Oregon State and got that offer and had the chance to think about it, it was kinda like maybe a week after I knew for sure Iowa State," he said. "I wanted to see who was interested in me and what places I could actually go and who'd offer. I saw the three who'd offer before my senior season — because I didn't want really want to take it into my senior season — and once I could compare those three I made my decision."