A strong connection in the coaching ranks – from the state of Nebraska – could help the Cyclones…
The Marshal Plan: Yanda is Iowa's 12th Commitment
Marshal Yanda received his first scholarship offer from the Iowa State Cyclones in the month of October after making an official visit to Ames to watch the Cyclones host Texas A&M. At the time, he felt that he was headed to Iowa State, which did not bother him a whole lot. Yet, in his heart he knew that he belonged in Iowa City. Raised just 40 minutes from the Iowa campus in Anamosa, Yanda grew up a Hawkeye fan. "I've been a Hawkeye fan my entire life, and I grew up wanting to be a Hawkeye," said Yanda. "That has driven me up to this point playing football in trying to earn a scholarship to be an Iowa Hawkeye." Yanda asked NIACC head coach Dave Gillispie, the running back coach at Nebraska under Frank Solich, to contact the Iowa coaches to see if there was interest. The Iowa coaches requested film on Yanda, and after it was sent, Iowa immediately let Yanda know that they...
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