October 1, 2006

Asante elevates ISU to top contender

A late change of plans paved the way for two of the best JUCO prospects in the country to officially visit Iowa State this weekend. Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College linebacker Larry Asante and his teammate, safety Gary Chandler, saw the Cyclones defeat Northern Iowa 28-27 Saturday. For Asante, the visit has Iowa State riding high in his mind.

Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 10 JUCO prospect in the country, the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Asante said the visit to Ames has put the Cyclones comfortably in his top group with Nebraska, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Michigan and Clemson. Even as he goes on and takes more visits, he sees Iowa State remaining one of his top contenders because of the weekend visit.

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