Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads, perhaps feeling a bit feisty after signing nationally-recruited in-state wide receiver Allen Lazard, ripped into Iowa and Notre Dame for trying to flip him after he had committed to the Cyclones this past December.
While he didn’t name Iowa and Notre Dame specifically in his comments, it was pretty clear which schools he was referring to.
“He’s (Lazard) not going to a school in Northern Indiana,” Rhoads said. “Boy, they wasted a lot of time and money. He’s not going to another school in this state who feverishly tried to call him about a half a dozen times in the last week.”
“Much to the dismay of people in this room who wasted a lot of space and time challenging his words of commitment, he’s going right here to Iowa State University.”
It’s hard to blame Rhoads for feeling excited about getting Lazard, ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 7 receiver in the country in the class of 2014. The top talent in Iowa rarely heads to Ames but Lazard has the kind of ability that can help keep a coach like Rhoads employed for years to come.