Creston’s Trevor Downing, one of the top prospects in Iowa for 2018, has committed to Iowa State.

Downing, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman, picked the Cyclones on Thursday over offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota and Missouri.

Iowa State was Downing’s first offer, coming just four days after coach Matt Campbell took over for Paul Rhoades in 2015.

“I have built a strong relationship with the coaching staff and they made me a priority,” Downing said. “That was important to me.”

Two factors that weighed heavily in his decision, Downing said, are that he plans to study agriculture — Iowa State has a renowned College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — and distance. Creston is less than a two-hour drive from Ames.

“I love Ames,” Downing said. “The fans are loyal and they show up every game. If the team isn’t winning a bunch of games they still support the team.”

Downing plays offensive tackle at Creston but plans to move to guard in college.

“I’ll probably play right guard and (the coaching staff) said I’d have a chance to compete and play right away,” he said.

Rivals has Downing as a three-star prospect and the second-ranked player in Iowa.

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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