Bryan Ajumobi chooses Iowa State

Iowa State stuck its toe into Texas waters once again to pick up its 17th commitment of the 2013 recruiting class.

Bryan Ajumobi, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver, verbally committed to the Cyclones after taking an official visit to Ames, Iowa, over the weekend. Ajumobi chose Iowa State over offers from Air Force, Navy, Colorado and Tulsa.

“I loved the people there. They were so embracing,” Ajumobi said. “They all loved me from the get-go.”

Ajumobi became the sixth Texan to commit to the Cyclones, but he is only the second receiver to commit -- the other being Brandon Harris (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill). Ajumobi’s size and skill set makes him an intriguing recruit.

Ajumobi caught 11 passes for 204 yards last season. Of those 11 grabs, five went for touchdowns. He has seven catches for 100 yards and a touchdown through three games this season.

Ajumobi said playing in the Big 12 played a big role in his overall decision, but watching the team perform in a 37-3 rout against Western Illinois made him want to pull the trigger.

“I loved the work ethic that I saw,” Ajumobi said. “Everything about it -- the weight room, watching the offense on the field -- everything was so good.”

A player with 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash, Ajumobi was recruited by Iowa State receivers coach Luke Wells.