July 18, 2008

ISU knows Beau is Big 12 caliber

There is no doubting Norman (Okla.) North running back Beau Blankenship's production on the football field, but the 5-foot-8, 207-pound back has had to overcome concerns about his size. One school he will no longer have to prove anything to, though, is Iowa State.

Blankenship already held an offer from Air Force and has been receiving interest from several schools throughout the country. On Thursday the state of Oklahoma's No. 29 prospect added his second offer of the process from Iowa State.

"They called my coach that morning and my coach knew that morning, but they told him not to tell me," Blankenship said. "Then, after they were done with their meeting they had me call Coach (Gene) Chizik and Coach Chizik told me.

"It feels great and awesome to have that happen. When it came I was just ecstatic. I kind of saw it coming because I went up there and they were talking to me a lot. I went up there for a one-day camp. I was talking to some of the people around there and they love Iowa State football."

Following his visit to Ames for the summer camp, Blankenship had his eye on Iowa State and now that the offer has come it has fulfilled one of his greatest desires in this recruiting process. "That was actually the school I wanted to offer more than anybody because I felt like I fit in real good up there," Blankenship said.

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