Iowa State football: Cyclones receive two junior college commitments


Two new defensive backs will join the Iowa State football team next season.

Nov 3, 2012; Ames, IA, USA: Iowa State Cyclones fans watch their team play the Oklahoma Sooners during the fourth quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 35-20. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports

Devron Moore and Qujuan Floyd committed to the Cyclones within 24 hours. Both players have similar builds; they check in around six feet and around 190-195 pounds.

Floyd will transfer from Santa Monica College, where he played in eight of the team’s 10 games. He recorded 37 tackles (26 solo), picked off five passes, and recovered one fumble.

One of his better games was the opening loss to Mt. San Jacinto, where he recorded six tackles, had 1.5 tackles for loss, and his first interception. After not playing in the last two games in September, he returned to the field against Glendale with seven total tackles and one interception.

Santa Monica’s head football coach Gifford Lindheim had nothing but praise for Floyd when talking to the Des Moines Register, and he expects him “to come in and compete right away.”

"“First and foremost, he’s a winner,” Santa Monica football coach Gifford Lindheim said. “He’s a leader, a very physical, huge hitter (with) great ball skills.”"

Moore is a cornerback from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. In 11 games this past season, Moore averaged 7.1 tackles per game and recorded seven interceptions, including one he took back to the house.

Moore’s best game of the season was against Kilgore College with season highs of 11 total tackles and three interceptions, helping his team in a 42-24 victory.