Cyclones grab Florida LB Darius White

Linebacker Darius White (Bradenton, Fla./Manatee) committed to Iowa State over the weekend, choosing the Cyclones over Western Kentucky and Indiana.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior was a key part of Manatee's state championship team, which shut out Jacksonville First Coast 40-0 in the Class 7A finals.

"I had a real good time on the visit and I think Iowa State is a program on the rise," White said. "They have a lot of Florida prospects on the team already, so I felt real comfortable."

White also had offers from UCF, Florida Atlantic and Florida International. He has an official visit planned to UCF next weekend but is unsure whether he will take it.