Rivals250 offensive tackle Jake Campos of West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley committed to Missouri in May, but he has continued to stay in contact with Iowa State and make visits to Ames. On Saturday, the four-star prospect officially changed his commitment.
"I just got back from Ames, Iowa and I committed to Iowa State," Campos reported. "We went up there and I met with the Engineering department. I got the final confirmation that was a really quality program and then I got to meet with Coach [Paul] Rhoads. We were in his office and he asked me where I was in recruiting and I told him I wanted to be a Cyclone."
This weekend's trip to Iowa State follows Campos' official visit with the Cyclones last weekend. After the official visit Campos said he saw the program headed in the right direction, and Saturday's follow-up visit cleared out the remaining questions.
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"Everywhere I went I felt comfortable and it was the right place for me to be academically," Campos said. "Personnel-wise I get along very well with all the staff and all the players. Even from the football standpoint, they run pretty much the same offense my high school runs, but the academics were the big thing."
Campos cited his relationship with the Iowa State coaching staff, and that starts with the head coach, Paul Rhoads.
"Coach Rhoads is awesome," Campos said. "There is no one else I would rather to play for. He was the first one to offer me and stayed with me all the way through."
The excitement of committing to Iowa State was tempered some by having to break the news to the Missouri staff that he would not be signing with them.
"It was pretty tough, but they were good and wished me best of luck," Campos said.
The 6-foot-7, 250-pound Campos is the first four-star commitment for Iowa State in the 2013 class. He is also the top ranked player in the state of Iowa and the No. 22 offensive tackle prospect nationally.