By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher
Earlier this week, Onalaska, (Wisc.) shooting guard Matt Thomas narrowed his list of colleges down to Iowa State and Virginia. Only a few days after doing so, Thomas was so confident that he wanted to become a Cyclone that on Thursday afternoon, he became the first known verbal commitment of Iowa State’s 2013 recruiting class.
“It was just kind of a gut feeling. It just kind of hit me,” Thomas told CycloneFanatic.com shortly after making his commitment. “I just knew that there was nothing that could change my mind. It’s just really nice to get it done now.”
Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound shooting guard chose Iowa State over offers from Virginia, Wisconsin, Marquette, Minnesota, Boston College, Nebraska Creighton and Northern Iowa. Iowa State was notably the first high-major program to offer Thomas a scholarship. Associate head coach T.J. Otzelberger headed up Iowa State’s recruitment of Thomas.
“Coach (Fred) Hoiberg and Coach Otzelberg...