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Iowa State, recruit may have had a public divorce on National Signing Day

In December, offensive lineman Tyler Catalina used social media to announce that he would transfer from Rhode Island and play at Iowa State:

Catalina’s Twitter page has the Cyclones’ logo and his avatar has an Iowa State theme. Slam dunk, right?

Wednesday is National Signing Day, and the Cyclones tweeted a welcome to Catalina, who is a graduate transfer, as they did with other players that had signed. However, Catalina’s brother, Tony, tweeted to the Cyclones that they may have jumped the gun.

It’s worth noting that Tyler Catalina has retweeted his brother’s announcements that Tyler has received offers from Texas A&M, Georgia, Penn State, Auburn, Missouri and Florida. reported that Tyler visited Florida — he tweeted a short video from a basketball game and his brother posted this photo:

That story also notes that Tyler is planning a visit to Auburn.

The Des Moines Register talked with Catalina and he is reviewing his options and wouldn’t say if he would or would not attend Iowa State.

“As of right now, I’m just going through the process and exploring all options and just trying to find where the best fit would be for me to play next year,” Catalina told the Register.

Hat tip to SBNation.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff