Iowa State Football Recruiting: Cyclones Offer Houston Wide Receiver


Bobby Hartzog going in for a touchdown. Photo from Hartzog’s Twitter account (@hartzogfever).

The Iowa State Cyclones have given an offer to class of 2014 recruit Bobby Hartzog, a wide receiver from Westside High School in Houston, Texas.

Hartzog said on Twitter that he received an offer from Iowa State yesterday. Other offers that have been given to the 5-foot-11, 186-pound receiver are generally in the South. Those schools include Houston, Texas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas State, and Lamar, according to VYPE Houston.

The 3-star recruit posted a 4.49 40-yard dash, 4.22 shuttle run, and 37-inch vertical at the Nike SPARQ earlier this year. Hartzog was named on the All-Combine team, and shortly after 247Sports gave him an overall rating of 85th, but didn’t make the Top247 list.

In his junior season with the Westside Wolves, Hartzog completed 33 passes for 572 yards and nine touchdowns. He also recorded an additional six carries for 64 yards and also lost one of two offensive fumbles. The Wolves went 6-5 overall last season.

Iowa State marks the first BCS school that’s given Hartzog an offer, which could open up the gates for more offers as his name gets out into the recruiting landscape. It’s also important for the Cyclones to continue recruiting in the tough states to scoop up talent that’s been overlooked by the bigger schools in the area.

[Special thanks: Mike Rouse]