Willis (Texas) has one of the stronger classes of 2012 in the Houston area. However, it seems as if college coaches have been a bit slow to take notice of the school on the very outskirts of town.
The top prospect on the team is wide receiver Quan West and the 6-foot-4, 208-pound junior long sat with only one offer from Western Michigan. A few more teams have come on as of late though and on Monday night he made a verbal commitment.
"I committed to Iowa State," West said on Monday evening. "I actually just did it about an hour ago. I called the recruiter and then I talked to the head coach. They were both pretty excited."
The Cyclone offer was a relatively new one for West.
"They offered me about a week and a half ago," he said. "I talked to my family a lot and we all agreed that it was a great fit for me. I get to play in the Big 12 and I like their offense and the coaches there."
West has yet to visit Ames but hopes to change that soon.
"I'm hoping to go up there and visit sometime during the summer," he said. "I've never been so I want to see what it's like up there."
Prior to committing to Iowa State, West had picked up a few other offers in the recent weeks as well.
"I had the one offer from Western Michigan originally," he said. "Tulsa, North Dakota State, Colorado State and McNeese also offered me."
West was a first-team all-district selection this past season after helping lead Willis to an unexpected second-place finish. He caught 38 passes for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging over 20 yards per reception.