Football Recruiting Roundup: 1/26/18

Below is a new, weekly feature at Refer to this Friday piece as your weekly rundown for all things football recruiting courtesy of our new contributor and football recruiting enthusiast, Nate Galema. 

(From the editor: All rankings information via the free portion of 247 Sports database. Visit information, etc., has been compiled through prospect information on Twitter and sourcing within Cyclone Fanatic.)

THE LATEST: Iowa State has received two new commitments in the last 10 days.  Offensive lineman Braden Foster of Mundelein, Ill., accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity while another lineman, Bobby Lawrence of St. Joseph, Mo., flipped from Illinois St. with a greyshirt spot.


*** The Cyclones will host 4-star wide receiver Joseph Scates on an official visit this weekend.  Scates is rated as the No. 54 receiver and No. 322 recruit in the class.

*** 2021 in-state defensive end TJ Bollers will also be in town for the Tennesse game this weekend. Iowa State offered him on the 16th.

*** Quarterback Brock Purdy will visit Alabama this weekend and is currently visiting UCF.  He was in Ames last weekend and at Boise St. on the 13th.

*** Cornerback Justin Birdsong and cornerback/wide receiver Tayvonn Kyle also visited this past weekend.  Kyle will visit Georgia St. this weekend.


Two new high interests are 2018 wide receiver Gregory Clayton out of Lutcher, La., and 2019 defensive end Devin Baldwin, who was offered by those guys in Ames on Tuesday.  Safety/outside linebacker prospect Dayven Coleman announced a commitment date of February 6th, though it is unlikely that he picks ISU.

Iowa State’s staff handed out 30 new known offers since January 13th.  The lone 2018 high school offer was extended to California wide receiver Geordon Porter on the 18th.  Porter is rated as the No. 91 receiver in the class.  ISU also offered a graduate transfer from Rice University, safety J.T. Ibe.


Four Cyclone commits received rating bumps in the last 10 days.

Cornerback Jaeveyon Morton continued his climb up the rankings, rising 6 spots at his position to No. 63 overall.  Morton is now the fourth highest rated recruit in the class.

In-state commits Zach Petersen (defensive end) and Zach Ross  (offensive line) rose seven (168 spots overall) and eight (182 spots overall) slots at their positions, respectively.  The largest jump was by the only commit who did not sign in the early period, as ATH Josh Madison moved up 22 and 163 spots to just crack the top 1500.


OT Bobby Lawrence (GS)
OC Braden Foster (PWO)

Commit Rating Boost:

CB Jaeveyon Morton: up 6 and 63
SDE Zach Petersen: up 7 and 168
OG Zach Ross: up 8 and 182
ATH Josh Madison: up 22 and 163


PQB Brock Purdy: 1/19
CB/WR Tayvonn Kyle: 1/19
CB Justin Birdsong: 1/19
WR Joseph Scates: 1/27

2019 Visits:

OT Jake Remsburg: 1/13 (at least 6th)
ILB Cole Mabry: 1/13
ATH Da’Shaun Brown: 1/13

2021 Visit:

WDE TJ Bollers: 1/27

Newly Warm to ISU:

2018 WR Gregory Clayton
2019 SDE Devin Baldwin

Commit Watch:

S/OLB Dayven Coleman: 2/6

2018 Offers:

WR Georden Porter: 1/18
GT S J.T. Ibe: 1/25

2019 Offers:

OT Joacheim Price: 1/24
RB Nathaniel Peat: 1/25
WR Fabian McCray: 1/16
WR Trebron Mosley: 1/23
WR/FS Tate Hallock: 1/23
WR Ahmad Gardner: 1/26
SDE Devin Baldwin: 1/23
WDE Malcolm Lee(JC): 1/15
DT Isaiah Gibson: 1/23
ILB Marvin Ham II: 1/23
ILB Brock Horne: 1/24
OLB Kevon Glenn: 1/18
OLB Jestin Jacobs: 1/23
CB Eldridge Franklin: 1/17
S Noa Pola-Gates: 1/17
S Aidan Harrison: 1/24
ATH Taj Dodson: 1/16
ATH Da’Shaun Brown: 1/17

2020 Offers:

OG Kevon Billingsley: 1/18
OT Paris Johnson Jr.: 1/24
WR Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen: 1/23
WR Jadon Thompson: 1/24
WR Daniel Jackson: 1/25/18
CB Ronald Pledger: 1/16
S Makari Paige: 1/23

2021 Offers:

TE/OLB Zach Twedt: 1/13
WDE TJ Bollers: 1/16
DT Dominic Bass: 1/16


OLB Caleb Kelly: Stanford, Cal, Ole Miss
CB DuWayne Johnson(JC): Syracuse


OT Xavier Delgado: Mizzou, Oregon St, UCLA
RB Malcolm Davidson: FAU
RB Rahsaan York(JC): Kansas
WR Xavier Johnson: NDSU
WR Gregory Clayton: Purdue, Houston, KSU, SMU
WR Nikia Jones: Oregon St
WR Xavier Johnson: Ohio St
SDE Gavin Lewis: UNC, Ole Miss, UCLA
SDE/WR Patrick Keenan: Marshall, WKU
SDE Christian Jones: Cal, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia
OLB Caleb Kelly: Cal, Tenn
OLB Antonio Montero PWO: Rice
CB/WR Tayvonn Kyle: Georgia St
CB Justin Birdsong: Georgia Southern
S Nikko Hall: Illinois
S Joseph Foucha: Arkansas, SMU


PQB Brock Purdy: Boise St, Oregon St, UCLA
RB Rahsaan York(JC): ISU, UNLV
RB/OLB Andrew Cunningham: Indiana
SDE/WR Patrick Keenan: USF
OLB Caleb Kelly: Tenn, Virginia
OLB Antonio Montero PWO: NDSU, ISU,
S Nikko Hall: ISU, ASU, Louisville, Tenn

2019 Heating:

ILB Marcel Lewis: MSU

2019 Warming:

OG Jesse Hanson: Virginia
OT Karsen Barnhart: MSU
RB Jirehl Brock: Minnesota
WR Kyren Williams: Notre Dame
WDE Lloyd Summerall III: FSU
WDE Spencer Bono: Pitt
SDE Stephon Wright: ASU, OU, USC, Wash
SDE Jalen Thornton: WVU
DT Jayden Jernigan: TTU, Wash
ILB Marcel Lewis: Michigan

2020 Warming:

RB Jayion McCluster: Florida

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