Thursday, July 25, 2013
Texas OL is No. 12 for Iowa State
By Damon Sayles
Iowa State is up to a dozen commitments, and on Thursday the Cyclones picked up a player who can help them on the offensive line.
William Windham (Schertz, Texas/Clemens) committed to Iowa State and became the second offensive lineman to give the Cyclones his pledge. Iowa State not only was Windham’s first Big 12 offer, but also his first FBS offer. He had additional offers from Incarnate Word and juco power Navarro College.
“My dad and I drove up there [to Iowa State], and Ames is a very nice town,” Windham said. “It’s a small community, which I like. I got to meet the coaches and I was very impressed with how nice they were.
“I liked the facilities there. They have a brand new weight room and a brand new indoor and outdoor field. Plus, their strength and conditioning coaches are nice guys.”
At 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, Windham plays offensive tackle for his high school. He is expected to move to guard at the college level. Academically, he has a 3.78 grade-point average and is looking to pursue a degree in engineering. Iowa State’s academic reputation was another reason why he quickly jumped on the offer.
“Everything about it,” Windham said, “it just felt like a good fit.”
Recruited by Iowa State offensive line coach Bill Bleil, Windham will team up with three-star tackle Kory Kodanko (De Pere, Wis./West De Pere) on the line.