RECRUITING: Official visitors (6/22)

The July dead period is fast approaching and Iowa State will take good advantage of a live weekend again this week with six official visitors coming to Ames. Here are the six players Cyclone Fanatic is hearing Iowa State will host for official visits this weekend.

Note: All rankings and measurements are from 247Composite.

Ira Henry, Offensive tackle, St Louis, Mo.

Few players on Iowa State’s board have better offer lists than Henry. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound three-star currently holds offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Michigan, Oklahoma and a host of other Power 5 programs.

He is rated as the No. 79 offensive tackle in the country and No. 15 player in the state of Missouri.

Jirehl Brock, Running back, Quincy, ill.

Brock surprised a lot of folks earlier this week when he announced his official visit to Iowa scheduled for this weekend had been canceled and his Iowa State visit was moved back to Friday-Sunday.

Brock, the No. 11 running back in the class, is a long-time Cyclone target and has been on campus in Ames a number of times, but this visit will be the most important to date. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound four-star recently added an offer from Notre Dame to his already long list of suitors.

Khyheem Waleed, Wide Receiver, queen creek, ariz.

Iowa State has been very active in the state of Arizona during the past several classes and that continues this weekend with Waleed’s visit. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound three-star is rated as the No. 80 wide receiver in the class and No. 9 player in Arizona.

He currently holds other offers from Michigan State, Arizona State, Oregon, Cal, Arizona and a handful of other Power 5 programs. This will be his second official visit after he visited Michigan State earlier this month.

DK Blaylock, Athlete, New deal, texas

Iowa State became the second Power 5 school to offer Blaylock, joining Illinois, when they extended a scholarship on April 25. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound three-star also holds offers from Southern Mississippi, New Mexico State, Bowling Green and a few other college programs.

Blaylock is considered the No. 81 athlete in the class and No. 124 player in Texas.

Alex Hogan, Cornerback, Houston, Texas

Iowa State is the third stop on Hogan’s official visits tour over the last three weeks. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound three-star has already taken officials to Memphis and Texas Tech plus he visited Colorado back in April. Hogan is considered the No. 65 cornerback in the class and No. 98 player in the state of Texas.

Dez Melton, Tight end, glendale, ariz.

Another Arizona prospect on this list, Melton will be making his second trip to Ames this year. He was in town on an unofficial visit back on April 13. Iowa State was the second school to offer the 6-foot-4, 210-pound three-star in April of last year and a handful of other programs have joined the pursuit of his services since then.

Melton, who is rated as the No. 16 player in Arizona, also currently holds offers from Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State and Northern Arizona.

Jared Stansbury


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