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Wendell Taiese A Big Addition To ISU Football

Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 12/18/2013
         
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AMES, Iowa- Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads announced today that Wendell Taiese (pronounced tie-ESSAY), one of the best junior college offensive lineman in 2013, signed his letter of intent to begin school at second semester (Spring of 2014).

Wendell Taiese
Offensive Line
6-5, 357, Jr.
Oakland, Calif. (McClymonds/Laney C.C.)

Junior College
Enrolled at Arizona Western before transferring to Laney … named all-conference, all-region and all-state in his only season at Laney … chose Iowa State over Kansas, Fresno State, Cincinnati and Texas State.

High School
Originally signed with Washington State out of high school … named East Bay Lineman of the Year as a senior … earned first-team all-city and all-metro … team went 14-0 as a senior … played in the Holiday Classic All-Star Game.

Personal
Born March 2, 1992 … son of Wendell and Therese Taiese … brother, Lale, played football at UNLV … plans on majoring in kinesiology.

Rhoads on Taiese
“Wendell Taiese is a large human being. We are really excited about that knowing what Kelechi Osemele did for our football program and what he is now doing in the NFL. We think Wendell will come in and be the same kind of player. He was challenged by his coach to get 12 pancake blocks in one game. He upped that by one and got 13 pancake blocks in the game. If you are doing that at any level of football, you can bend and you have the fundamental technical skills to be very successful. He’s a guy that can play anywhere on the line. He can be a tackle and he can be a guard. He’s very good at pass protection and he is dominant at run-blocking.”

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