Cyclone Sports Report: What were the final factors down the stretch that led to this decision?
Chris Colvin: I wanted to stay relatively close so that my dad could get to see most of my games. My dad is the one who has helped me the most so I wanted to make sure he could see me play.
CSR: When did you finally realize that you were going to choose Iowa State?
CC: I would say about three or four days ago.
CSR: What did you like most about Coach McDermott when you met him?
CC: He treated me as a real person and he didn't try to pressure me into any decision. He also makes it kind of feel like a family when you are there. He told me that I should go where I fit the best. He told me how I would fit in at Iowa State and I really think it will be a good fit. My dad and I really think he is an honest man and so I just decided to go with it and choose him as my coach.
CSR: How important was your relationship with assistant coach Daniyal Robinson?
CC: I really like Coach Robinson a lot and I have a cousin and an uncle in Rock Island who has known him for years. They completely know that they can trust him with helping me out when I am there.
CSR: What there any players that you really connected with when you were on your visit to Iowa State?
CC: I really hung out with Craig Brackins a lot. I connected with him right away and it kind of reminded me of a player named Dwight McCombs who was older at Whitney Young when I was a freshman that I really connected with who helped me out a lot. I felt like I was already part of the Iowa State team when I was playing with Craig on my visit. He just really made me feel comfortable which is important.
CSR: How happy are you to be done with the recruiting process?
CC: It's great because now I can just focus on my books, the season, and all the tasks at hand. Now I'm just looking forward to leaving my mark at Whitney Young.
CSR: Some scouts have called you a point guard and others have called you a combo guard. How do you look at yourself as a player?
CC: I feel like I am a true point guard but if you need me to score I can do that when needed.
CSR: When is your first game of the season?
CC: We don't play until December 6th down in Kentucky. We are in a tournament down there.
CSR: Congratulations on your decision of picking Iowa State.
CC: Thanks a lot.