February 3, 2008

Did Benton stick with the Cyclones?

Iowa State kept one of its top verbal commitments on Sunday as Mansfield (Tex.) defensive back Ter'Ran Benton reaffirmed his earlier decision to plan to sign with the Cyclones on Wednesday.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Benton took an official visit to Nebraska this weekend and after returning home and talking with his mother, realized that there was no need to deviate from his original plan.

"I've been a Cyclone since December 29th and I am still a Cyclone and that's not going to change," Benton said. "I went to Nebraska and I liked it a lot, but I just couldn't see myself there. I talked to my recruiting coach at Iowa State a little earlier tonight and I just got off the phone with Coach Chizik about 20 minutes ago. I can't wait to play for Coach Chizik and for Coaches Koonz and Raney."

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