Recruiting Roundup: April 27, 2018

Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon committed to Iowa State on Tuesday.  Prentiss is a sit one, play one point guard.  The Cyclones have now filled all 13 scholarships for the 2018-2019 season assuming that Lindell Wigginton returns for his sophomore season…  There will be at least three scholarships to fill in the 2019 class to replace seniors Nick Weiler-Babb, Marial Shayok, and Zoran Talley Jr.  Read more about the Nixon commitment here.

Iowa State lost a commitment for the class of 2019 as cornerback Joseph Thompson flipped to Illinois.  Thompson had committed to Iowa State on March 29th but announced on Wednesday evening that he will stay in-state and play for the Illini.

Wide receiver Maurice Massey also announced that he was opening up his recruitment for the second time.  Massey, rated as the No. 53 WR in the 2019 class, had decommitted previously for a week after his original commitment on December 19th.  He has picked up offers from Western Michigan and Southern Illinois since then, and won wide receiver MVP at the Nike Opening camp last weekend.

Iowa State now has 7 commits for 2019, which puts the Cyclones at 24th in the 247 Sports team rankings.


*** Iowa State watched a couple of in-state prospects last weekend.  Steve Prohm was in Dallas for 2019 point guard D.J. Carton (Bettendorf) and 2020 power forward Xavier Foster (Oskaloosa).  Iowa State will watch Foster again in Indianapolis this weekend.

*** Shooting guard Dekeyvan Tandy (Hopkinsville, Kent.) announced that the schools recruiting him the hardest are Iowa State, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, and Tennessee.

*** An ISU assistant watched point guard Kira Lewis (Hazel Green, Ala.) last weekend.

*** Iowa State watched a few prospects in Indianapolis, Indiana, last weekend.  PG Tyrell Terry (Minneapolis, Minn.), PF Zeke Nnaji (Hopkins, Minn.) and 2020 PF Dawson Garcia (Prior Lake, Minn.) were among those in attendance.


*** Running back Jirehl Brock (Quincy, Ill.) released a top seven that included the Cyclones last Friday.  The other six schools were all from the Big 10: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern and Purdue.  Brock has been to Ames at least three times, with the latest visit being February 24th.  The Cyclones visited him on Wednesday this week.

*** Jared wrote a summary in the forums for who the staff was visiting on Monday, you can read that here.

*** Wide receiver Jordan Jakes (McDonough, Ga.) has a top three of ISU, Indiana and Michigan State according to his 247 profile.  The Cyclones offered April 3rd.  Jakes has 13 total offers, with other P5 offers from Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Rutgers.

*** Iowa State will visit linebacker Michael Jansey Jr. (Batavia, Ill.) today.  He has been in Ames twice since his January 29th offer, most recently on April 2nd.  The Cyclones and West Virginia are thought to be leaders, with Cincinnati also toward the top.


*** Small forward Diante Smith (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) received offers from ISU and Kansas State on Saturday and followed up with an offer from Virginia Tech Sunday.  Smith also holds power 6 offers from Miami and St. John’s.

*** ISU offered small forward Malik Hall (Wichita, Kan.) on Tuesday.  He has been reeling in the offers.  Minnesota, Florida State, Louisville, TCU, Notre Dame and Villanova have offered since Sunday. Hall has 23 offers listed on his profile, including Big 12 offers from Kansas, Oklahoma and the recent TCU offer.

*** Iowa State was the first offer for 2020 shooting guard Jayden Stone (Birmingham, Ala. via Australia) Sunday after watching him play in Indianapolis.  He has interest from Alabama, LSU, Cincinnati, and Auburn.

*** The second offer on Sunday went to five star 2020 center N’Faly Dante (Wichita, Kan.).  Dante holds offers from Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State, and St. John’s.


*** Iowa State offered wide receiver Taj Davis (Upland, Calif.) last Friday.  He holds power 5 offers from Cal, Stanford, Duke, Missouri, Northwestern, Oregon State, Purdue, and Vanderbilt.

*** The Cyclones offered cornerback Jay Ward (Moultrie, Ga.) on Friday.  Ward has 12 offers, with P5 offers from Kentucky and West Virginia.

*** ISU blessed athlete Jeff Foreman (Oklahoma City, Okla.) with an offer on Saturday.  Foreman holds offers from Eastern Michigan and Texas State.

*** Iowa State offered receiver/cornerback  D.K. Blaylock (New Deal, Texas) on Wednesday, who has a P5 offer from Illinois and five other offers.

*** Wide receiver Martez Manuel (Columbia, Mo.) was offered on Thursday.  ISU joins Michigan State and 6 MVC schools as offers.

*** Coffeyville C.C. offensive tackle Finley Felix (Ft. Myers, Fla.) picked up an offer Wednesday.  It has been a big week for the big human, picking up offers from Missouri, Louisville, Eastern Michigan and Florida International.

*** The Cyclones have been in contact for awhile with defensive end Maverick Hansen (Farmington, Mich.).  They joined offers from Syracuse, Ball State and Morgan State with an offer Thursday.

*** The final offer of the busy week went to Butler C.C. defensive end Jacoby Jones (Florissant, Mo.) Thursday.  He holds five offers, which include TCU and Florida Atlantic.


*** Athlete Miko Maessner (Kearney, Neb.) received an offer from Iowa State on Tuesday.  ISU is his first offer and he has interest from Nebraska and South Dakota State.

*** The Cyclones became the first offer for the offensive tackle and center Drake Heismeyer (St. Charles, Mo.) on Tuesday.  Heismeyer has no profile yet, but his hudl page lists him at 6’4″ 275lb.

*** Three prospects received their first offers from Iowa State.  Athlete Freddy Edwards (Granite City, Ill.), athlete Jay Maclin (Kirkwood, Mo.), and safety Craig McDonald (Minneapolis, Minn.) received their first offers on Wednesday.

*** Iowa State also offered three Cincinnati prospects on Wednesday, SDE Darrion Henry, RB Cameron Porter and  OT Jakob James.


ISU High Interest:
WR Jordan Jakes

Basketball Offers:
SF Diante Smith: 4/21
SF Malik Hall: 4/24
2020 SG Jayden Stone: 4/22
2020 C N’Faly Dante: 4/22

2019 Football Offers:
WR Taj Davis: 4/20
CB Jay Ward: 4/20
ATH Jeff Foreman: 4/21
OT Finley Felix (JC): 4/25
WR/CB D.K. Blaylock: 4/25
WR Martez Manuel: 4/26
SDE Maverick Hansen:4/26
DE Jacoby Jones (JC): 4/26

2020 Football Offers:
OT Drake Heismeyer: 4/24
ATH Miko Maessner: 4/24
OT Jakob James: 4/25
RB Cameron Porter: 4/25
SDE Darrion Henry: 4/25
S Craig McDonald: 4/25
ATH Freddy Edwards: 4/25
ATH Jay Maclin: 4/25

Basketball Heating (Warmer on 247):
PF Tyler Wahl: Wisconsin

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
PG DJ Carton: Ind, Iowa, Marq, Mich, Ohio St.
2020 PF Ben Carlson: Stanford
2020 PF Dawson Garcia: Xavier

Football Warming:
OT Bryce Benhart: Tenn
TE Chris Hickman: Nebraska
TE Nolan Matthews: Ole Miss
WR Craig Young: Indiana, Purdue
WR Trebron Mosley: Minnesota
WR Jordan Jakes: Indiana, MSU
SDE Jalen Hunt: Iowa
ILB Jamir Thomas: Cinci, Minnesota, Pitt
CB LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson: UCLA
ATH Ty Robinson: UCLA

Basketball Cooling (No longer Warm):
PF Luke Anderson: Notre Dame

Football Cooling:
SDE MJ Anderson: Notre Dame
WDE Chester Graves (JC): Iowa
OLB Lance Dixon: Notre Dame

Non-ISU Commitments:
OG E.J. Ndoma-Ogar: Oklahoma
WR Kenyon Jackson: Texas A&M
SDE Jackson Ness: Boston College
WR Bryce Childress: Illinois
CB Joseph Thompson: Illinois
S Sebastian Castro: Iowa

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