RECRUITING: Iowa State set to host impressive list of visitors for spring game

The spring game is one of Iowa State’s best opportunities to show off the program during the spring months and they’ll be taking full advantage of that this weekend. There’s 14 prospects so far confirming they’ll be at the Cyclones’ final spring practice on Saturday and the list includes some pretty impressive names.

It is worth noting the majority of Iowa State’s 2017 recruiting class will be in attendance for the game. That includes Michigan graduate transfer offensive lineman David Dawson.

We’ll start with prospects in the 2018 class:

*** Noah Shannon – Defensive Tackle – 6-2, 270-pound – Oswego, Ill.

Shannon is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Composite. He’s the No. 794 prospect in the class, No. 54 defensive tackle and No. 11 player in the state of Illinois. He holds an offer from Iowa State as well as Arkansas, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia and a handful of other Division I programs.

*** Zidane Thomas – Running Back – 5-9, 195-pound – Peoria, AZ

Thomas is rated as a two-star recruit by Scout and Iowa State is his only reported offer. He was a Class 5A All-State selection in Arizona after his junior season. He’s reportedly also drawn interest from Arizona, Arizona State, South Florida and Colorado. He rushed for 2,329 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior.

*** Mario Goodrich – Athlete – 6-2, 180-pound – Lees Summit, MO

Goodrich is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Composite. He’s the No. 18 athlete in the class and No. 277 prospect overall. He’s rated by 247 as the No. 120 prospect in the class, No. 4 athlete and No. 4 player in the Missouri. He holds an Iowa State offer as well as Nebraska, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Minnesota and a handful of other schools. He unofficially visited Nebraska in the fall and will attend the Huskers’ spring game next weekend. Iowa State was one of his first Power 5 offers when they offered on Oct. 13.

*** Jayden Reed – Wide Receiver – 5-11, 155-pound – Aurora, IL

Reed is rated as a three-star prospect by 247 and is the No. 140 WR in the class. He’s the No. 934 prospect in the class and No. 19 player in Illinois. He currently holds offers from Miami (OH), Toledo and Western Michigan.

*** Bryson Williams – Defensive Tackle – 6-2, 255-pound – Lincoln, NE

Williams isn’t rated by 247 and doesn’t have a Composite rating, but he visited Ames on March 9. His offer list currently includes Iowa, Kansas State, Ohio, Navy, UCF and a handful of other schools. He participated in Nike’s The Opening in Chicago this past weekend.

*** Henry Janeway – Defensive End – 6-5, 205-pound – Utica, MI

Janeway isn’t rated by 247 and doesn’t have a Composite rating. He’s been on unofficial visits to Michigan State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati and a few other schools. He made 59 tackles and nine sacks during his junior year.

*** Grant Gonya – Kicker – 5-8, 150-pound – Hudson, OH

Gonya is rated as a four and a half-star prospect by Chris Sailer Kicking and is the No. 47 kicker in the class by the same service. He set an Ohio high school record with 17-straight made field goals.

*** Logan Klemp – Outside Linebacker – 6-3, 200-pound – Jewell, IA

Klemp has made 122.5 tackles, eight sacks, 14 tackles for loss and seven interceptions during his first three season for South Hamilton. He attended Iowa State’s Junior Day on Feb. 18 and doesn’t currently hold any offers.

*** Alex Allen – Tight End/Defensive End – 6-6, 220-pound – Nixa, MO

Allen is the younger brother of Iowa State tight end Chase Allen. He currently holds offers from Army and Wyoming.

*** Tariq Brown – Wide Receiver – 6-0, 175-pound – West Des Moines, IA

Brown caught 15 passes for 274 yards and seven touchdowns last season for Valley. He unofficially visited Iowa State twice in the fall and doesn’t currently hold any offers.

Now for prospects in the 2019 class:

*** Tymon Mitchell – Defensive Tackle – 6-3, 287-pound, Nashville, TN

Mitchell currently holds offers from Iowa State, Louisville and Vanderbilt. He’s unofficially visited Vanderbilt twice since the start of February. Iowa State is listed as the first school to offer him on his 247 profile.

*** Dwan Mathis – Quarterback – 6-4, 185-pound – Belleville, MI

Mathis is Iowa State’s lone commit in the 2019 class. He also holds offers from Akron, Cincinnati, Kentucky and Toledo. He committed to the Cyclones after an unofficial visit on Feb. 11.

*** Ezra Miller – Offensive Tackle – 6-6, 287-pound – Holstein, IA

Miller doesn’t have an Iowa State offer as of now but he picked one up from Iowa on March 5. He unofficially visited Iowa State last fall. Miller debuted as a four-star ranked No. 85 in the first Top247 for the 2019 class earlier this week. He was rated as the No. 10 offensive tackle prospect in the country and No. 2 player in Iowa.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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