Given that he's made it a regular habit of visiting the campus of Iowa State over the past few months, things looked pretty good for the Cyclones with four-star point guard Clayton Custer from Overland Park (Kan.) Blue Valley Northwest.
Monday night, the No. 97 player in the class of 2014 made it official by announcing his commitment to Fred Hoiberg and the Cyclones after seeing them again on Sunday.
"I committed to Iowa State while is up there for the day and the game," Custer told Rivals.com. "I picked them because I feel like I have the best relationship with the coaches and the players."
A steady playmaker and tough competitor who excelled over the summer for MoKan Elite, Custer couldn't say enough about the atmosphere within the Cyclone program.
"The program is surrounded by genuine people who are passionate about winning," said Custer. "That's something that I want to be a part of."
Custer has been a proven winner on the high school level and plays with an edge to him. He finds his teammates, is an excellent pull-up jump shooter from 12-17, gets to the free throw line with regularity and doesn't make many mistakes with the ball.
"I see myself being a pure point guard and just trying to make the right decisions all the time," said Custer. "I want to do whatever it takes to win and make open shots and just make my teammates better.
"I think I need to get stronger and I can also always become a better shooter."
Custer is Iowa State's first commitment from the class of 2014.