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WR Brandon Harris picks Iowa State

7/31/2012

Iowa State was the last Big 12 school to land its first verbal commitment for the 2013 class, but the Cyclones have been on a roll in June and July.

That momentum continued Tuesday when wide receiver Brandon Harris (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill) became Iowa State’s 11th commitment.

“It felt like it was the best fit for me, and coach [Luke] Wells showed me the most love,” Harris said.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect chose the Cyclones over offers from Arkansas State, UTEP, New Mexico State and Southern Illinois.

Iowa State's success last season, when the Cyclones made it to the Pinstripe Bowl, was a factor for him.

"It helped a lot," Harris said. "I'm hoping I can come in and help make the program a better one."

Harris has yet to make a visit to Ames, but he has developed a close relationship with Wells, ISU’s tight ends coach, and felt the time was right to pull the trigger.

“I bring more versatility and more explosive plays,” Harris said. “Their coaches like my speed, my work ethic and my hands and think I’m a good all-around player.”

He said Tuesday he just felt ready to make his decision.

"I felt I was ready," he said. "I'm really happy to have it wrapped up. I can just focus on Iowa State and my future there."