Men's Sports

Recruiting Roundup: April 13, 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.)

The Cyclones received their 8th and 9th football commitments for the 2019 class this week.

On Saturday, safety Vonzell Kelley (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) chose Iowa State over offers from Kansas and Toledo.  ISU offered the 6’0″, 175lb. prospect on December 10th.  Kelley is rated as the No. 85 safety and No. 1083 overall for the class.

Three days later, athlete Coal Flansburg (Solon, Ia.) became the third in-state commitment of the class.  At 6’1″ 235lb., Flansburg plays linebacker and fullback in high school.  He is rated as the No. 60 athlete and No. 1490 overall.  The Cyclones offered during a visit on January 27th, with two more trips on February 10th and 24th.


*** ISU offered shooting guard Samuell Williamson (Rockwell, Texas) on Wednesday.  The Cyclones join the mix of Power 6 offers from Kansas, Baylor, Illinois, Kansas State, LSU, Marquette, Oklahoma, Rutgers, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M.  Williamson is rated as the No. 16 SG and No. 107 overall in the 2019 class.

*** Iowa State visited forward Luke Anderson (Lakeland, Fla.) last Friday.  The Cyclones are joined by Georgia Tech, Xavier and Notre Dame as leaders.  Anderson is rated as the No. 24 power forward and No. 157 overall in the 2019 class.

*** ISU assistant coach Daniyal Robinson met with Oral Roberts transfer Javan White last Friday.  White, a power forward and Ames native, will have to sit a year and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

*** ISU assistant coach Neil Berry visited South Dakota graduate transfer Matt Mooney last Friday.  Point guard Mooney has heard from Arizona State, Oregon, Texas Tech, Missouri, Northwestern, Memphis, TCU, Creighton, Nebraska, Indiana, Virginia and Arizona.

Iowa State will be in to see him again on Friday.

*** Steve Prohm had an in-home visit with Utah State transfer Koby McEwen on Sunday.  Later that night, it was announced that he has a final three of Creighton, Grand Canyon and Marquette.

*** Iowa State reached out to UNC-Asheville point guard MaCio Teague on Wednesday.  Teams that have contacted Teague include Cincinnati, Xavier, Louisville, Oregon, Nebraska, Purdue, Ohio State, Virginia and UCLA.  He would be a sit one, play two transfer.

*** The Cyclones have set up an in-home visit with Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon for Friday.  The sit one, play one point guard would be available for the 2019-2020 season.  Teams that have reached out to Nixon include Xavier, Loyola-Chicago, Minnesota, Illinois State and SMU.


*** ISU became the first offer for 2020 wide receiver Daniel Jackson (Mission, Kan.) on January 25th.  He took his first visit to Ames on Saturday.  Jackson followed up his Cyclone offer with additional offers from Missouri and Kansas last month.

*** Tight end Brett Seither (Clearwater, Fla.) took his first visit to Ames on Monday.  His offers include Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss and South Florida.

*** Class of 2020 offensive tackle Tyler Miller (Jefferson, Iowa) visited Saturday after receiving an offer at the end of March.  Miller was reportedly impressed with the intensity of the Cyclones practice.

*** Pro-style quarterback Brady Cook (St. Louis, Mo.) was in Ames on Wednesday.  ISU has not yet offered the 2020 prospect, but Cook has interest from Arkansas State, Illinois, Iowa, Miami (OH) and Missouri.

*** There are at least 7 confirmed visitors for Saturday.  Cyclone wide receiver commit D’Shayne James (Gilbert, Ariz.) will take his third visit to Ames.  Fellow Arizonian athlete Dez Melton (Glendale, Ariz.) will make his first visit.  Other visitors for 2019 include ILB Stanley Taufoou (Simi Valley, Calif.), OG Chance Billington (Tyler, Texas), SDE Chris Reames (Van Meter, Iowa), and CB Tre’Shon Devones (Duncanville, Texas).  Offensive center Carson Lee is the lone 2020 visitor.  All hold offers except for Devones and Reames.


*** Iowa State extended an offer to offensive tackle Grant Treiber (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) while he was on a visit last Friday.  Treiber holds offers from North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, and South Dakota State.

*** Strongside defensive end Mario Kendricks Jr. (Kissimmee, Fla.) received an offer on Saturday.  Kendricks holds 14 Power Conference offers, with ISU’s being the only Big 12 offer.

*** SDE Dylan Hall (Lancaster, Calif.) was offered by the Cyclones Sunday.  Iowa State joins offers from Arizona State, Illinois, Oregon State, Purdue, Washington State, Boise State and Nevada.

*** The second OT offer of the week went to Chris Akporoghene (Bradenton, Fla.) Monday.  His 247 profile shows the Cyclones as the 22nd Power 5 offer, with another Big 12 offer from West Virginia.


ISU Commits:
S Vonzell Kelley: 4/7
ATH Coal Flansburg: 4/10

OT Grant Treiber: 4/6
WR Daniel Jackson: 4/7
TE Brett Seither: 4/9
SDE Chris Reames: 4/14
WR D’Shayne James: 4/14
ATH Dez Melton: 4/14
ILB Stanley Taufoou: 4/14
OG Chance Billington: 4/14
CB Tre’Shon Devones: 4/14
2020 OT Tyler Miller: 4/7
2020 OL Carson Lee: 4/14

Football Offers:
OT Grant Treiber: 4/6
OT Chris Akporoghene: 4/9
SDE Mario Kendricks Jr.: 4/7
SDE Dylan Hall: 4/8

Basketball Offer:
SG Samuell Williamson: 4/11

Heating (Warmer on 247):
RB Tyler Goodson: West Virginia

Warming (Warm on 247):
WR Craig Young: Ohio State
ILB Lakia Henry(JC): Nebraska

Cooling (No longer Warm):
DQB Max Duggan: Notre Dame
ILB Lakia Henry(JC): ISU, Texas

Commitments Elsewhere:
OG Ben Hoitink: Penn
WR Jase Bowen: Michigan State
CB Tyler Nubin: Minnesota

Nate Galema


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