Basketball

Recruiting Roundup: August 4, 2018

August 1st marks the first day a school can offer official scholarships and the Cyclone offers made the rounds on Twitter in the middle of the week.  August also marks the start of a dead as the one week quiet period ended on the last day of July.  Lots of action as 14 prospects with offers committed in the last week, but none of those were pledges to the Cyclones.  The trail opens back up in a month as schools are allowed to select 42 calendar days between September 1st and November 24th for the evaluation period to contact and visit targets.

BASKETBALL LATEST:

*** Iowa State made the top 12 of point guard Kira Lewis (Hazel Green, Ala.) that he released on Twitter Tuesday.  I normally don’t report a top list over 10, but being a 5-star prospect with 33 offers (24 P6 offers), I will make an exception.  Lewis is rated as the No. 4 PG in the class and No. 30 overall.  The Cyclones offered on January 14th.

*** Class of 2020 power forward Chris Moore (West Memphis, Ark.) arrived on an unofficial visit to Ames Friday and will be in town today as well.  ISU offered Moore on June 28th, joining offers from Arkansas, Memphis, SMU, Southern Miss and TCU.

*** Power forward Ben Carlson (St. Paul, Minn.) will visit Iowa State, Nebraska and Creighton the weekend of the 17th, according to Jake Weingarten of stockrisers.com.  This will be at least the third visit for Carlson, whose father Marc played for the Cyclones in the early 90’s.

FOOTBALL LATEST:

*** The Cyclones hosted cornerback Caleb Roberson (St. Louis, Mo.) on an unofficial visit on Monday.  He was offered on May 2nd.

*** Iowa State is listed in the top 3 for linebacker Jalen Williams (Phoenix, Ariz.), along with Arizona State and Utah.  ISU offered May 9th and is thought to be recruiting him as a defensive back.

*** Cornerback Isaiah Essissima (Missouri City, Texas) released a top 6 on Twitter Monday that included the Cyclones.  The other teams in the list were Boise State, Houston, Nebraska, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt.  Iowa State offered May 10th and he will announce his decision September 7th.

SUMMARY:

Basketball Visits:
PF Chris Moore: 8/3

Football Visits:
CB Caleb Roberson: 7/30

Basketball High Interest:
PG Kira Lewis

Football High Interest:
OLB Jalen Williams
CB Isaiah Essissima
CB LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
PG Kira Lewis: Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Providence, TCU
PG Tre Mann: North Carolina
SF CJ Walker: Arizona
PF Zeke Nnaji: Arizona

Football Warming:
OT Bryce Benhart: Michigan
DT Tymon Mitchell: Virginia
OLB Cameron Williams: Purdue
CB LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson: Florida

Basketball Cooling (No longer Warm):
PG Kira Lewis: Kentucky
SG PJ Fuller: Arizona
SG Zach Harvey: Ohio State

Football Cooling:
DT Tymon Mitchell: Stanford, Tennessee
OLB Jalen Williams: Arizona

Non-ISU Basketball Commitments:
SF Dontaie Allen: Kentucky

Non-ISU Football Commitments:
WR Mike Brown-Stephens: Minnesota (No Offer)
WR/S Martez Manuel: Missouri
WR Jordan Jakes: Indiana
SDE Brandon Dorlus: Virginia Tech
WDE Miles Dickens: Central Florida
WDE Nelson Ceaser: Houston
ILB Cole Mabry: Army
OLB Isaiah Azubuike: Arkansas State
CB Eldridge Franklin: Florida Atlantic
CB/S La’Darius Henry: West Virginia
S Kyron White: San Diego State
S Ron Nunnery: Houston
S Connor Greico: Rutgers
ATH Jeff Foreman: Arkansas State
ATH Tristan Sinclair : Stanford

ISU Basketball Eliminated:
SF CJ Walker
PF Drew Timme

ISU Football Eliminated:
2020 OT Turner Corcoran

Nate Galema

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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.