ISU’s 2012 recruiting class is in the books

By Chris Williams, PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams

If you’re a fan of drama, National Signing Day 2012 for the Iowa State football program wasn’t for you.

By the time that 9:30 a.m. rolled around, Iowa State had received all 21 National Letters of Intent from its class of 2012.

The Cyclones went 1-for-3 on what I’d categorize as down to the wire prospects on the day.

Damein Lawry, a 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back out of Dallas chose Iowa State over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Cal, Clemson, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Notre Dame. TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Utah. There was a fear that he’d make a 11th hour switch to Missouri. Iowa State sealed the deal.

Another question mark revolved around St. Petersburg (Fla.) cornerback Gary Simon, who ended up signing with Oklahoma over Iowa State and Arkansas.

D’Vario Montgomery, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound wide receiver out of Winter Park (Fla.) ended up signing with South Florida. Montgomery officially visited Iowa State last weekend.


Pierre Aka – 6-2, 255-pound DE, Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike
Daniel Burton – 6-4, 275-pound OL, Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North
Collin Bevins – 6-5, 250-pound DL, Creston (Iowa)
Devlyn Cousin – 6-2, 280-pound DL, St. Marys (Ga.) Camden County
Dondre Daley – 6-3, 170-pound WR, Bridgeport, (Fla.) Tarpon Springs
Jake Dunning – 6-6, 275-pound OL, Leander, (Texas)
P.J. Harris – 6-1, 160-pound WR, Goveland, (Fla.) South Lake
Luke Knott – 6-2, 195-pound DB, Lee’s Summit, (Mo.) West
Damein Lawry – 6-0, 175-pound DB, Dallas, (Texas) Wilmer-Hutchins
Mitchell Meyers – 6-4, 265-pound DL, The Woodlands, (Texas)
Cory Morrissey – 6-4, 240-pound DE, Ames, (Iowa) Gilbert/Iowa Western
T.J. Mutcherson – 5-10, 185-pound DB, Tampa, (Fla.) Freedom
Cole Netten – 6-1, 205-pound K, Ankeny, (Iowa)
Adam Pavlenko – 5-10, 210-pound LB, Mesa, (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza
Charlie Rogers – 6-1, 193-pound DB, Iowa City, (Iowa) West
Grant Rohach – 6-2, 185-pound QB, Moorpark, (Calif)
Kane Seeley – 6-1, 215-pound LB, Perry, (Iowa)
Cliff Stokes – 6-0, 180-pound DB, Tallahassee, (Fla.) Rickards/Trinity Valley
Quan West – 6-4, 208-pound WR, Willis, (Texas)
Darius White – 6-1, 230-pound LB, – Palmetto, (Fla.) Manatee
Duaron Williams – 6-4, 290-pound OL, Orlando, (Fla.) Jones

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Paul Rhoads will introduce this class to the media at a 3 p.m. press conference. will be there in full force covering the event.