Recruiting Roundup: April 20, 2018

Iowa State received a preferred walk-on commitment for 2018 from wide receiver/safety Tory Spears (Cypress, Texas) last Sunday.  Read more on the 6’4″ prospect here.

We have now reached an Evaluation Period (exited a Quiet Period) of the NCAA football recruiting calendar.  Here is how the NCAA defines this:

“During an evaluation period a college coach may watch college-bound student-athletes compete, visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents. However, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college’s campus during an evaluation period.”

The Evaluation Period started April 15th and lasts through the end of May.  An off-campus recruiter can make one visit to evaluate athletic ability and a separate visit to assess academic qualifications for each student-athlete.


*** South Dakota transfer shooting guard Matt Mooney met with the staff last Friday and ended up eliminating the Cyclones.  ISU had not offered and reports indicate a top list of Texas Tech, Creighton, Arizona State, Northwestern and Utah State.

*** Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon has a final four (official visit dates) of Loyola-Chicago (April 18-20th), Iowa State (April 22nd-24th), Illinois State (April 25th-27th), and SMU (April 29th-May 1st).  Steve Prohm also visited him on Monday.  Nixon would be a sit one, play one point guard.

*** Other transfers ISU has been in contact with include Ehab Amin (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), Darious Hall (Arkansas), MaCio Teague (UNC-Asheville) and Javan White (Oral Roberts).


*** The Cyclones offered three Louisiana prospects last Friday.  Shooting guard Mylik Wilson (Rayville) is rated as the No. 13 SG and No. 97 overall in the 2019 class.  The staff handed out two 2020 offers to point guard Chanse Robinson (Grambling) and guard Ladaiem Bradford (Jonesboro).

*** Iowa State visited point guard D.J. Carton (Bettendorf, Iowa) on Sunday.  The Cyclones offered the No. 4 rated point guard for the 2019 class on March 16th.  Carton holds 12 total power conference offers.

*** ISU was in Minnesota on Monday to watch legacy 2020 recruit Ben Carson  (St. Paul, Minn.).  The 6-foot-9 power forward has an offer from Nebraska.  Stanford was also in to see him this week.

*** Prohm and assistant coach Daniyal Robinson visited the No. 21 ranked shooting guard Mario McKinney Jr. (St. Louis, Mo.) on Tuesday.  He received an offer from ISU last month and now holds 11 power conference offers, which includes a Big 12 offer from Kansas State.

*** ISU watched Tyrell Terry (Minneapolis, Minn.) as well on Tuesday.  The point guard holds offers from Baylor, Butler, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Stanford.

*** Also on Tuesday, the staff visited guard Marcus Foster (Atlanta, Ga.).  The Cyclones first reached out to the 6’4″, 175lb. prospect on April 9th and followed up with a visit.

*** Prohm once again visited combo guard Dekeyvan Tandy (Hopkinsville, Kent.) on Wednesday.  Rated as the No. 27 shooting guard in the class, Tandy appears to be toward the top of the list for the 2019 class as this is the fourth visit to Kentucky since March 3rd when he was offered.

*** Prohm and assistant coach William Small visited point guard Kira Lewis (Hazel Green, Ala.) on Wednesday.  The No. 14 point guard in the 2019 class received an offer from the Cyclones in January.  Lewis holds 12 power 6 conference offers and a Big 12 offer from Baylor.

*** ISU and Colorado State visited power forward Tyler Wahl (Lakeville, Minn.) this week.


*** Iowa State became the 12th Power 5 offer for Tristan Sinclair (Danville, Calif.) last Friday.  Rated as the No. 44 athlete in 2019, his profile lists leaders of California, Notre Dame, Stanford and UCLA.

*** Offensive guard Chayse Todd (Crosby, Texas) made his way to Ames for the first time on Wednesday.  Todd was offered on March 1st and recently named Iowa State as his leader in an interview with 247 Sports.  His offers include Kansas, Army, Air Force, and UTEP, among others.

*** The Cyclones offered wide receiver/cornerback Kym-Mani King (New Port Richey, Fla.) Wednesday.  Iowa State appears to be the first offer for the 5’10”, 170lb. prospect.

*** Athlete Jamie Nance (Blanchard, Okla.) received an off from ISU Thursday evening.  Nance holds P5 offers from Baylor, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and TCU.

*** Cyclone commit Darien Porter (Bettendorf, Iowa) received a rating boost this week, rising 24 spots to the No. 74 wide receiver and 197 spots overall to No. 573.


*** Defensive end Jason Bargy (Momence, Ill.) has high interest in Iowa State and Minnesota.  The No. 8 rated WDE (No. 149 overrall) in the 2019 class has been to Ames three times since he was offered a year ago, with March 30th being his last trip.

*** Linebacker Nick Henrich (Omaha, Neb.) has leaders of Iowa State, Iowa, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Ole Miss.  ISU offered Henrich on the same day as Bargy, a year ago to the day, and the No. 10 rated ILB has been to Ames twice, most recently on April 2nd.

*** Linebacker Michael Jansey Jr. (Batavia, Ill.) lists a top three of Iowa State, Cincinnati and West Virginia.  He made his second visit to Ames on April 2nd and is rated as the No. 54 OLB.


High Interest:
WDE Jason Bargy
ILB Nick Henrich
OLB Michael Jansey Jr.

OG Chayse Todd: 4/18

Basketball Offers:
SG Mylik Wilson: 4/13
2020 PG Chanse Robinson: 4/13
2020 G Ladaiem Bradford: 4/13

Football Offers:
ATH Tristan Sinclair: 4/13
WR/CB Kym-Mani King: 4/18
ATH Jamie Nance: 4/19

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
PF Luke Anderson: Georgia, Florida State
SG Brenden Tucker: Georgia Tech, Xavier, Georgia

Football Favorite:
2020 WR Daniel Jackson: Notre Dame

Football Heating (Warmer on 247):
WR Craig Young: Ohio State

Football Warming (Warm):
OG Zach Carpenter: Michigan
OG EJ Ndoma-Ogar: Washington
RB King Doerue: Ole Miss
WR Trebron Mosley: Michigan
SDE Jalen Hunt: Michigan State
SDE Adam Berghorst: Northwestern
WDE Jason Bargy: Minnesota
ILB Nick Henrich: Iowa, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ole Miss
OLB Michael Jansey Jr.: Cincinnati, West Virginia
2020 WR Johnny Wilson: USC

Cooling (No longer Warm):
SDE Adam Berghorst: Kentucky
ATH MJ Griffin: Kentucky

RB/OLB Steele Chambers: Ohio State
DQB Max Duggan: TCU
TE Alec Pell: Boise State
WR Ahmarean Brown: Maryland
WDE Adetomiwa Adebawore: Northwestern
DT Noa Ngalu: Washington
ILB Marcel Lewis: Michigan State
CB Devin Blakley: Miami (OH)
2020 WR Jonathan Mann: Minnesota

(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.)

Nate Galema


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