Recruiting Roundup: May 5, 2018


*** ISU watched PG Tyrell Terry (Minneapolis, Minn.) last weekend.  The staff has not yet offered but has been in to watch him a few times in recent months.  Minnesota and Stanford are among his leaders with other offers from Baylor, Butler, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and Xavier.

*** Iowa State assistant coach Daniyal Robinson watched both of PG DJ Carton’s (Bettendorf) games Saturday and head coach Steve Prohm watched his game on Sunday.  There have been multiple reports this week that his top seven include Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Marquette, Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin.

*** If you remotely follow basketball recruiting, you know Dekeyvan Tandy (Hopkinsville, Kent.) is a top (if not THE top) target for the staff.  The staff offered and visited him four times since the calendar turned to March.  His profile now shows a top five of Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky and Tennessee.  All but Kentucky have offered.


*** Defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson (Springfield, Ohio) announced via Twitter a top 10 of  Iowa State, Kentucky, Minnesota, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Indiana, Purdue, Maryland, Rutgers and Louisville on Saturday.  He will make his commitment on September 19th.  Gibson took a visit to Ames on March 23 and mentioned ISU as a possibility for an official visit in an interview after.

*** The Cyclones made the top seven for linebacker Jestin Jacobs (Clayton, Ohio) on Tuesday. His other six included Cincinnati, Iowa, Kentucky, Northwestern, Purdue, and Michigan State.  Jacobs visited Ames on March 25th.

*** ISU quarterback commit Easton Dean (Altamont, Kan.) will compete at the Opening Regional in Dallas this weekend.  The No. 15 quarterback in the 2019 class committed to the Cyclones on February 10th and holds offers from Iowa, South Dakota and South Dakota State.

*** Defensive end Mario Kendricks Jr. (Kissimmee, Fla.) has a top five of Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Louisville, Virginia and Virginia Tech on his profile.  Kendricks Jr. was offered April 7th and is rated as the No. 52 SDE in the 2019 class.

*** Cyclone wide receiver commit D’Shayne James (Gilbert, Ariz.) received a rating boost this week.  James, who is from the same high school as 2018 quarterback signee Brock Purdy, jumped 19 spots to the No. 117 WR and 132 spots overall to just crack the top 1000 for the 2019 class.


*** On Thursday, the Cyclones offered power foward Tyler Wahl (Lakeville, Minn.).  The staff has been in multiple times the last few weeks to see him.  Wahl holds offers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado State and a host of MVC schools.

*** Iowa State also offered 2020 power forward Ben Carlson (St. Paul, Minn.) on Thursday after Prohm watched him play on Saturday.  He has received offers from Stanford and Minnesota the last couple weeks, and also holds one from Nebraska.


*** ISU became the first power 5 offer for athlete JL Skinner (San Diego, Calif.) Monday.  His other offers include Boise State, BYU, San Jose State and South Dakota.

*** Cornerback Shamar Martin (San Diego, Calif.) also received and offer from ISU on Monday.  Martin now holds 10 P5 offers with the lone Big 12 offer being from the Cyclones.

*** Tuesday’s 2019 offers included OT/SDE Ben Coleman (Temecula, Calif.), CB James Williams (Hollywood, Fla.), OLB Romello Rutty (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), CB Marcus Lafrance (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), SDE Brandon Dorlus (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), WDE Miles Dickens (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) ATH Jammie Robinson (Cordele, Ga.), DT/OT Austin Williams (Tifton, Ga.), CB Nyles Beverly (Macedonia, Ohio) and S Kyron White (Arlington, Texas).

*** Wednesday’s 2019 offers included CB Caleb Roberson (Upland, Calif.), ILB Ahdarrious Gee (Cordele, Ga.), RB Walter Wilbon III (Tampa, Fla.), S Cori Fant Jr. (Tampa, Fla.), and TE Nolan Matthews (Frisco, Texas).

*** Thursday’s 2019 offers included CB Dorien Mars (Corona, Calif.), OG Sataoa Laumea (Rialto, Calif.), S Brandon Hill (Apopka, Fla.), WR Nate Jefferson (Longwood, Fla.), CB Daquan Evans (Orlando, Fla.), WDE/OLB Raymond Cutts (Orlando, Fla.), S Khadry Jackson (Windermere, Fla.), RB Thomas Grayson (Tulsa, Okla.), APB Kyron Cumby (Plano, Texas) and JUCO OT Josh Cooper (Navarro College via Haughton, La.).

*** For the class of 2020, Iowa State offered OLB Josh White (Houston, Texas) and SDE Xavier Carlton (Modesto, Calif.) Tuesday.  OLB Jamari Stewart (Ft. Pierce, Fla. 6’4″, 215lb.), RB Latarious Hill (Melbourne, Fla.) and ILB Ben Kreul (Waukesha, Wisc. 6’3″, 210lb.) received offers Wednesday.  ISU offered WR J.J. Hester (American Canyon, Calif.), ATH Justin Anderson (Menlo Park, Calif.), OLB Tyson Meiguez (Fairburn, Ga.) and DT Chidozie Nwankwo (Richmond, Texas) on Thursday.

*** The class of 2021 now has double digit offers after linebacker/safety Aubrey Burks (Auburndale, Fla.) picked one up on Monday.  The offer was the first for Burks, who also plays receiver.


Basketball High Interest:
SG Dekeyvan Tandy

Football High Interest:
SDE Mario Kendricks Jr.

Football Commit Rating Boost:
WR D’Shayne James: Up 19 spots to #117 WR, 132 spots to #995 overall

Basketball Offers:
PF Tyler Wahl: 5/3
2020 PF Ben Carlson: 5/3

2019 Football Offers:
CB Shamar Martin: 4/30
ATH JL Skinner: 4/30
OT/SDE Ben Coleman: 5/1
SDE Brandon Dorlus: 5/1
WDE Miles Dickens: 5/1
DT/OT Austin Williams: 5/1
OLB Romello Rutty: 5/1
CB James Williams: 5/1
CB Marcus Lafrance: 5/1
CB Nyles Beverly: 5/1
S Kyron White: 5/1
ATH Jammie Robinson: 5/1
RB Walter Wilbon III: 5/2
TE Nolan Matthews: 5/2
ILB Ahdarrious Gee: 5/2
CB Caleb Roberson: 5/2
S Cori Fant Jr.: 5/2
OG Sataoa Laumea: 5/3
OT Josh Cooper (JC): 5/3
RB Thomas Grayson: 5/3
APB Kyron Cumby: 5/3
WR Nate Jefferson: 5/3
WDE/OLB Raymond Cutts: 5/3
CB Daquan Evans: 5/3
CB Dorien Mars: 5/3
S Brandon Hill: 5/3
S Khadry Jackson: 5/3

2020 Football Offers:
SDE Xavier Carlton: 5/1
OLB Josh White: 5/1
OLB Jamari “Jay” Stewart: 5/2
RB Latarious “Larry” Hill: 5/2
ILB/WR Ben Kreul: 5/2
WR J.J. Hester: 5/3
DT Chidozie Nwankwo: 5/3
OLB Tyson Meiguez: 5/3
ATH Justin Anderson: 5/3

2021 Football Offers:
OLB/S Aubrey Burks: 4/30

Basketball Heating (Warmer on 247):
CG Josiah James: Duke

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
PG Kyle Sturdivant: Florida, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Tenn, Xavier
SG Dekeyvan Tandy: Cincinnati, Kansas State, Tenn, Kentucky
PF Tyler Wahl: Wisconsin, Minnesota
2020 C N’Faly Dante: Kentucky

Football Warming:
OT J.D. Duplain: Kentucky
OT Chris Akporoghene: Oregon
OT Joacheim Price: Illinois
OT Anthony Bradford: Kentucky
TE Brayden Liebrock: Texas
SDE Mario Kendricks Jr.: GT, Louisville, Virginia, VT
WDE Isaac Townsend: Notre Dame, Oregon
DT Tymon Mitchell: Georgia
ILB David Gbenda: Mizzou, Ole Miss
OLB Lance Dixon: Wisconsin
2020 DT Denver Warren: Georgia

Football Cooling (No longer Warm):
DT Tymon Mitchell: Alabama, Ole Miss

Non-ISU Commitments:
OT Karsen Barnhart: Michigan
SDE Adam Berghorst: Michigan State
CB Romel Goston: Northern Illinois
CB K.J. Trujillo: Colorado

ISU Eliminated:
WR Demariyon Houston

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