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Isaiah Alston transferring to Iowa State

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Power Five conference football is in Isaiah Alston’s future.

Alston, Army’s leader in receiving yards the last three seasons, announced Thursday he’s committed to Iowa State of the Big 12 Conference.

At least nine FBS schools offered Alston after he declared his intentions to transfer in the middle of December. Big 12 and Power Five schools Kansas and Houston were in the mix and Alston was also offered by James Madison, Wyoming, Old Dominion, Southern Mississippi, UConn and UMass.

Alston said he has two years of eligibility remaining in his December social media post. He was limited to four games in his fourth season for Army this fall and still led the team with 266 receiving yards on only nine catches. Alston finished his Army career with 1,031 yards on 49 catches, an average of 21 yards per reception with six touchdowns.

Black Knight Nation has not learned whether or not Alston will have any military obligation or repayment for West Point education after sophomore year.

Alston’s talents and size have caught the attention of NFL scouts. Two scouts told Black Knight Nation earlier in the 2023 season that Alston was the player with the most NFL-caliber talent on Army’s roster.

Alston is the fourth former Army player to transfer during the recent portal cycle. Freshman linebacker Tano Letuli signed with San Diego State. Linebacker Kalvyn Crummie committed to Murray State and running back Hunter Roddy gave his verbal commitment to Idaho State.

Freshman quarterbacks Champ Harris and Larry Robinson announced their intentions to enter the transfer portal last month.

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  1. Don Davison

    January 19, 2024 at 5:31 PM

    Was Alston injured last year after 4 games, or was it something other than an injury that kept him off the field?

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