Harvey (Ill.) Thornton Township wide receiver Jauan Wesley needed a short nap after his visit to Iowa State on Monday. When he woke up, the three-star prospect knew he wanted to be a Cyclone.
Wesley traveled to Ames with his parents for the unofficial visit and they were in agreement with their son's decision.
"They said if I felt good and that is the place I want to be, go ahead and make a decision, don't let it pass you by," Wesley said.
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Wesley placed the call to Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads on Tuesday to inform him of the decision. His experience in Ames the day before convinced the Chicago-area native he wanted to be a Cyclone.
"I really liked the academic support and it was just a great atmosphere to be around," Wesley said. "I spent time with Coach [Derek] Day and was able to talk with a couple of their players."
In recent weeks, Wesley has also been talking with several of Iowa State's commitments in the 2014 class. One of those is fellow wide receiver Allen Lazard, the nation's top ranked prospect at the position.
"I have been talking to him for the past couple of days and we're talking about the future of Iowa State football," Wesley said.
With his own future path now determined, Wesley is enjoying not having to worry about recruiting any longer.
"It feels good to get the weight off my shoulders and be done with recruiting," he said. "I'm going to one of the best conferences."
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Wesley is ranked as the No. 73 wide receiver in the country and the No. 21 overall prospect in Illinois for the 2014 class. An inside receiver, he caught 18 touchdowns and racked up over 800 yards receiving as a junior.