Recruiting Roundup: Mar. 9, 2018

(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.)

Two week update this week.


*** 2018 Rice graduate transfer J.T. Ibe  will take his third and final official visit to South Carolina this weekend. He has also visited Iowa State and Indiana, and will make his decision soon between the three schools.

*** Iowa State basketball handed out their first offer since January on Friday to small forward Issa Muhammad from Atlanta, Ga.  Muhammad also holds offers from Charlotte and Georgia Tech.

*** The Cyclone staff handed out a second offer today to shooting guard Dekeyvan Tandy of Hopkinsville, KY.  They have watched him play multiple times and he visited Ames on Dec. 1.  Tandy holds offers from Cincinnati, Florida, New Mexico St., Oklahoma, Tennessee and Western Kentucky.

*** New football offers (Feb. 23 – Mar. 1) included: OG Chayse Todd (Crosby, Texas), RB Tyler Goodson (Suwanee, Ga.), RB Travis Tisdale (Valdosta, Ga.), WDE Colt Ellison (Aledo, Texas), ILB David Gbenda (Katy, Texas), DT Noa Ngalu (Menlo Park, Calif.), CB Kamren Fabiculanan (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), and ATH Levi Williams (Valrico, Fla).

*** New football offers this past week included OG Conrad Rowley (Blue Springs, Mo.), OG Zach Carpenter (Cincinnati, Ohio), OT J.D. Duplain (Strongsville, Ohio), OT Jarrod Hufford (Newark, Ohio), TE Brett Seither (No Profile – Clearwater, Fla. 6’5″ 228lb.), WR/CB Charles Ward (No Profile – Sarasota, Fla. 6’0″ 180lb.), WR Khyheem Waleed (Queen Creek, Ariz.), DT Kennedy Roberts (Clearwater, Fla.), OLB Omari Fiffer (Jacksonville, Fla.), OLB Kaden Johnson (Minneapolis, Minn.) and CB Keithan Gooden Jr. (Calabasas, Fla).

*** Former Cyclone and current Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jeremiah George helped out on the recruiting trail with some interaction with fellow Clearwater, Fla., native Kennedy Roberts.

*** In-state offensive lineman Noah Fenske committed to Iowa.  Iowa State had not offered, but he visited the last weekend of February for Junior Day.


*** OT J.J. Guedet has a top three of Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa State following his Ames visit this past weekend for Junior Day.  The visit was Guedet’s first to Ames after the staff extended an offer on January 29th.  His other P5 offers include Boston College, Duke, Iowa and Louisville.

*** RB Jirehl Brock was in town for the third time this weekend.  Iowa State’s competition includes Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota for the 9th ranked running back in the 2019 class.  Brock holds offers from his top 4 as well as Indiana, Michigan St., Mizzou and Cinci.  Read Jared’s story on his visit here.

*** WR Fabian McCray made his first trip to Ames after a mid-January offer from the Cyclones.  Toledo and Illinois are the main competition for the prospect from Chicago, IL.

*** WR Marcus Washington released a top 10 via Twitter on Wednesday including Alabama, FSU, ISU, Mizzou, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, PSU, USC, and Texas.

*** WDE Ruke Orhorhoro mentioned Iowa, Iowa State, Penn State, Mizzou, and Notre Dame as the schools contacting him the most.  He is planning a visit in the near future to ISU.

*** SDE Moses Okpala named ISU, Illinois, Minnesota, Mizzou, and Nebraska as the schools he has contact with the most.

*** CB Joseph Thompson, a teammate of McCray, was also in town for Junior Day this past weekend following a February 8th offer.  Thompson’s top schools are Illinois, Toledo, and Northern Illinois.

*** ATH Taj Dodson out of Fairburn, GA, has a top 5 of Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland and Ole Miss.  The Cyclones offered mid-January and he has yet to visit.


High Interest:

OT J.J. Guedet
RB Jirehl Brock
WR Fabian McCray
WR Marcus Washington
WDE Ruke Orhorhoro
SDE Moses Okpala
CB Joseph Thompson
ATH Taj Dodson


OG Chayse Todd: 3/1
OG Conrad Rowley: 3/5
OG Zach Carpenter: 3/6
OT J.D. Duplain: 3/5
OT Jarrod Hufford: 3/5
RB Tyler Goodson: 2/26
RB Travis Tisdale: 2/26
TE Brett Seither: 3/5
WR/CB Charles Ward: 3/5
WR Khyheem Waleed: 3/5
WDE Colt Ellison: 3/2
DT Noa Ngalu: 2/28
DT Kennedy Roberts: 3/5
ILB David Gbenda: 2/27
OLB Omari Fiffer: 3/7
OLB Kaden Johnson: 3/8
CB Kamren Fabiculanan: 2/26
CB Keithan Gooden Jr.: 3/5
ATH Levi Williams: 3/1
2021 DT Griffin Liddle: 3/1


S Noa Pola-Gates: Alabama

Warming (Warm on 247):

RB Jirehl Brock: Illinois
DQB Max Duggan: Ohio St, TCU
TE Brayden Liebrock: ASU, Notre Dame, Ohio St
TE Luke Deal: Michigan, Clemson, Notre Dame
TE Duke Olges: Vanderbilt
TE Brayden Liebrock: Cal
TE Luke Deal: Auburn
TE Jahleel Billingsley: Ohio St
WR Fabian McCray: Illinois, Toledo
DT Isaiah Gibson: Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio St
DT Tymon Mitchell: Stanford, Vanderbilt
ILB David Gbenda: TCU, Texas, TA&M
OLB Isaiah Azubuike: Iowa
CB Tyler Nubin: Michigan
CB Joseph Thompson: Illinois, Northern Illinois, Toledo
CB Rod Heard: Michigan, Northwestern
CB Derrick “DJ” Miller: Iowa
S Kyle Hamilton: Duke, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio St
ATH Ty Robinson: Nebraska, Oregon
ATH Taj Dodson: Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Ole Miss

Cooling (No longer Warm):

RB Jirehl Brock: Cinci
DQB Max Duggan: Georgia, ISU, UNC, Ole Miss
TE Luke Deal: Georgia, NC St


2018 WR/CB Zach Lester (PWO offer): DMACC (basketball) (No Profile 6’1″ 175lb. Clear Lake, IA)
OG Noah Fenske: Iowa
OT J.J. Guedet: Minnesota
WR Jaelyn Lay: Clemson

Nate Galema


Nate has been covering football and basketball recruiting since late 2016. He works as a software engineer for the oil and gas industry. Outside of his recruiting obsession, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lizy and son Jaxson, watching any NCAA basketball game and the USMNT, playing video games and card games. Lover of rabbits.