Cyclones move in on Routt

Texas City defensive back Jarell Routt received his second offer amid his team's lackluster performance in 2005.
Ole Miss was first to offer Routt, before Iowa State entered the recruiting picture of late. Houston has yet to offer, but is nearing along with several other Texas schools.
"I think he'd really like to stay close to home, because he has a sister he feels like he needs to look after," Willis said. "If they don't offer, he'll go out of state. He's a great character kid."
While the Stingarees may back into the playoffs with a 2-6 record (2-2 in district), Routt has played several positions with hopes of improving his team.
Routt (6 feet, 180 pounds) is a starting cornerback and has filled in at running back and wide receiver this season. He also returns kicks to boot.
Opponents are aware of his athleticism and have not been throwing his way this season, which has enabled him to support the run.
"The word has been out on Jarell and most teams are not throwing on him," assistant coach Tony Willis said. "He played La Marque's Jared Perry straight up until he got beat on a fade route, but he shut him down other than that.
"He's done well at running back for us recently," he said. "He's gotten outside and broke a few for us."