Thinking that any potential recruits would shy away from a team that started 0-2 on the season? It didn’t for Dedric Brinson, who committed to the Iowa State football team on Monday.
Brinson is a three-star cornerback from Lake Wales, Florida. He’s listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. He becomes the 13th hard commit for the Cyclones’ class of 2014.
Brinson is the second commit from Florida, a state where the Cyclones focus on recruiting. The cornerback is the first football commit since two other players, Jauan Wesley and Will Windham, announced their commitment in late July.
It didn’t take long for Brinson to commit after making an official visit during the Iowa rivalry game, according to the Lake Wales Ledger.
The Cyclones lost to their in-state rival, Iowa, 27-21, but they won over Brinson and everything fell into place for him Sunday. He met with advisers about deciding a major, and he met with defensive backs coach Troy Douglas for about an hour. After that, Brinson went to head coach Paul Rhoads’ office and committed.
“They took me right there,” Brinson said. “That takes a lot of stress off.”
Brinson passed on offers from Duke, Georgia Southern, Indiana, Marshall, Massachusetts, Central Florida, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin.
The cornerback isn’t ranked in 247Sports’ database, but the website’s composite score has him as a three-star recruit, the 129th cornerback in the nation, and 230th overall athlete in Florida.