Recruiting Roundup: August 13, 2018

Iowa State basketball looking forward to 2020 this week after the conclusion of the July evaluations.  Slower week on the football trail as the dead period continues until September 1st.  ISU now has 19 commitments and with just a few more spots to fill, we should see some official visit announcements for top targets.


*** Combo guard Mario McKinney Jr. (St. Louis, Mo.) released a top 7 via Snapchat last Tuesday.  The Cyclones made the list along with Auburn, Missouri, Kansas State, Louisville, Oklahoma State and VCU.  ISU offered the long time priority on March 15th.

*** Iowa State handed out four new offers for the class of 2020 last week.  Point guard Reece Beekman (Baton Rouge, La.),  point guard Desmond Polk (New Berlin, Wisc.), small forward Cam’Ron Fletcher (St. Louis, Mo.), and power forward Jamari Sibley (Milwaukee, Wisc.) all received offers on Tuesday.

*** Also in the class of 2020, power forward Xavier Foster (Oskaloosa, Iowa) will visit the Cyclones and Hawkeyes sometime between August 17th and 23rd, according to Matthew Bain of the Des Moines Register.


*** In-state offensive tackle Tyler Miller (Jefferson, Iowa) will visit Ames for the season opener against South Dakota State according to Allen Trieu of 247 Sports.  This will be at least his fourth visit since Iowa State and South Dakota State became his first offers on the same day back in March.  Miller has since received offers from Cincinnati, Nebraska, Purdue and UCF.

*** ISU made the top 5 of linebacker/defensive back Jalen Williams (Phoenix, Ariz.) on Thursday.  He was offered on May 9th and the release on Twitter also included Arizona, Arizona State, San Diego State and Utah.


Basketball Offers:
PG Reece Beekman: 8/7
PG Desmond Polk: 8/7
SF Cam’Ron Fletcher: 8/7
PF Jamari Sibley: 8/7

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
SG Brenden Tucker: Florida Gulf Coast, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Auburn
PF Zeke Nnaji: Arizona, Iowa, Kansas
2020 PF Dawson Garcia: Texas

Football Warming:

WR Tyrone Broden: Ball St., E. Michigan, Indiana, N. Illinois, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo
OLB Nick Jackson: Virginia
2020 OT Chris Morris: Georgia, Memphis, South Carolina, Tennessee
2020 CB Kelee Ringo: Ohio State

Basketball Cooling (No Longer Warm):
SG Brenden Tucker: Clemson, Georgia Tech, Xavier

Football Cooling:
RB King Doerue: Texas A&M

Non-ISU Basketball Commitments:
PG Kira Lewis: Alabama (Reclassified to 2018)
PF Tom Welch: Loyola-Chicago

Non-ISU Football Commitments:
OG Chance Billington: UL-Monroe
OG Chayse Todd: Houston
TE Keshon Williams: Texas State
SDE MJ Anderson: Minnesota

ISU Basketball Eliminated:
SF Samuell Williamson

Nate Galema


Nate has been covering football and basketball recruiting since late 2016. He works as a software engineer for the oil and gas industry. Outside of his recruiting obsession, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lizy and son Jaxson, watching any NCAA basketball game and the USMNT, playing video games and card games. Lover of rabbits.