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*** Iowa State and Kansas visited Cam’Ron Fletcher (St. Louis, Mo.) this week, according to Jake Weingarten of stockrisers.com. The Cyclones offered the No. 42 player in the class of 2020 back on August 7th.
*** Point guard Ty Berry (Newton, Kan.) recently told HoopFocus that Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue and Wichita State are the schools recruiting him the hardest. Berry visited for the Oklahoma football game in September and was offered on October 24th.
*** It’s only been a week, but TE Skylar Loving-Black (San Jose, Calif.) made another huge jump in the 247 Composite rankings. He is up 16 slots to No. 49 at the position and 339 spots overall. My math tells me that is a 754 spot climb in two weeks to sit at No. 1102 nationally.
*** New name for 2019, safety Isheem Young (Philadelphia, Pa.) announced via Twitter that he is taking an official visit to Iowa State this weekend. Rated as the No. 50 safety and No. 608 overall in the class, Young holds 24 power conference offers.
*** A recent 2019 wide receiver offer put Iowa State in his top five. Alante Brown (Chicago, Ill.) announced via Twitter that the Cyclones made his list, along with Florida State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Texas Tech. He was offered on January 12th and visited FSU officially last weekend.
*** Head coach Matt Campbell and offensive line coach Jeff Myers went on the road to visit top lineman target Hayden Pauls (Emporia, Kan.). Pauls returned the favor Thursday and made his fifth visit since being offered on his first at a camp in June. He holds offers from Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Purdue.
*** Offensive guard Marcus Harper II (Flossmoor, Ill.) will visit Iowa State this weekend. The Cyclones joined offers for the 2020 target from CMU, Cincinnati, Temple and WMU on January 18th.
*** A couple in-state 2020 prospects will be in Ames on return visits this weekend. Linebacker Ethan Hurkett (Cedar Rapids) will take his third visit to Ames after visiting for games on September 15th and December 1st. Running back Creighton Mitchell (West Des Moines) will add two more visits to his previous seven visits dating back to June of 2018, this weekend and again on March 9th.
*** Iowa State handed out 18 new offers for 2020, five for 2021 and two for 2022. You can see the list and profile links in the summary below. The breakdown by state is Missouri (9), Michigan (5), Oklahoma (4), Ohio (3), Illinois (2), Florida (1) and Minnesota (1).
Football Signee Rating Boost:
TE Skylar Loving-Black: Up 16 position, 339 overall
ISU Football High Interest:
ATH Alante Brown
Football Official Visit Feb. 1-3:
S Isheem Young
Football Visitor Jan. 31:
OT Hayden Pauls
Football Visitors Feb. 2:
2020 OG Marcus Harper II
2020 APB Creighton Mitchell
2020 ILB Ethan Hurkett
K/P Eddie Ogamba (Iowa Western CC and Robbinsdale, Minn.)
2020 OT Kevin Tyler (St. Louis, Mo.)
2020 OT Mitchell Walters (St. Louis, Mo.)
2020 RB Ethan Wright (Akron, Ohio)
2020 RB De’Andre Bulley (River Rouge, Mich.)
2020 TE Jonathan Odom (Tampa, Fla.)
2020 TE Tommy Guajardo (Dearborn, Mich.)
2020 WR Blake Nowell (Ardmore, Okla.)
2020 WR Kayden Jackson (Florissant, Mo.)
2020 WR Earnest Sanders IV (Mount Morris, Mich.)
2020 WR Lawaun Powell (E. St. Louis, Ill.)
2020 WDE Caleb Taylor (Florissant, Mo.)
2020 SDE Joe Moore III (St. Louis, Mo.)
2020 OLB Jaheim Thomas (Cincinnati, Ohio)
2020 OLB Hunter Zenzen (Barnesville, Minn.)
2020 OLB Antonio Doyle Jr. (Hazelwood, Mo.)
2020 CB David Carter Jr. (River Rouge, Mich.)
2020 CB Lemeul Neely-Watley (Detroit, Mich.)
2020 CB Cam Griffin (St. Louis, Mo.)
2021 OT Ben Christman (Richfield, Ohio)
2021 DT Solomon Wright (Vian, Okla.)
2021 DT Melvin Swindle (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
2021 S Kendal Daniels (Beggs, Okla.)
2021 S Justin Walters (Bolingbrook, Ill.)
2022 OG Marquis Cain (St. Louis, Mo.)
2022 RB Ali Wells (St. Louis, Mo.)
Basketball Heating (Warmer on 247):
2020 PG LJ Cryer: Baylor
Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
2020 PG Jalen Suggs: Gonzaga
2020 SG Zach Harvey: Xavier
OT Danielson Ike: Kansas State, SMU
OLB Tuasivi Nomura: UCLA
CB Kenyon Reed: Kansas State
ATH Alante Brown: Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Texas Tech
2020 S Bangally Kamara: Michigan
Football Cooling (No Longer Warm):
SDE Zaylin Wood: ISU
WDE Chester Graves: Miami
ILB Daniel Heimuli: UCLA
CB Tae Mayo: Georgia Tech
2020 SDE Darrion Henry: Notre Dame
2020 OT John Young: Ohio State
Non-ISU Football Commitments:
OG Tyson Strohbeen: South Dakota State (No Offer)
OT Clayton Thurm: Iowa (PWO Offer)
TE Jackson Frericks: Iowa (No Offer)
WR Cooper Nelson: Wisconsin (PWO Offer)
WR Charles Njoku: UCLA
ATH Beau Cornwell: Monmouth (No Offer)
2020 WR Chimere Dike: Wisconsin
2020 ILB Ben Kreul: Purdue
ISU Football Eliminated:
TE Brett Seither