Strongside defensive end prospect Tracy Robertson has made a Big 12 commitment.
The Houston Lamar prospect, a 6-foot-4, 230-pounder, says he picked up the phone and delivered his commitment to Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik.
"You know, coach Chizik, he knows defense and he's going to bring that wherever he goes," Robertson said. "With him, I figure I have a chance to play there and hopefully after college as well. I had been thinking about it a lot since they offered me early. Today I decided I was going to commit."
Four other offers came for Robertson from Arizona, Baylor, Louisiana-Lafayette and Oklahoma State. The big defender says he'll be lining up at defensive end for the Cyclones and is ready to bring his skills to ISU.
"I've got a lot more speed than I get credit for," Robertson said. "Everybody looks good in shorts, but you've got to get in pads and make the hits. We'll see what happens when I get up there."
Robertson hasn't yet been up to check out the campus, but says he's looking to do so this fall for an official visit.
"I'm going to try and get up there for one of their big games," Robertson said. "It may be Texas or another one like that."
Coach Jay Rodgers was recruiting Robertson for ISU and the Texas prospect says that he was another big factor in his decision.
"He really got me interested in the school," Robertson said. "He told me to look them up so I researched them and found out about the school and that coach Chizik was up there now."
As a junior, Robertson had seven sacks and picked up second-team all-district honors.