Recruiting Roundup: February 26, 2019

The Cyclones signed two new players this month.  Safety Isheem Young (Philadelphia, Pa.) took an official visit the first weekend in February and ended up signing with ISU on National Cyning Day.  He is rated as the No. 56 safety and the No. 713 player in the class.

Three days after signing day, Iowa State signed athlete Daeshawn Davis (Cleveland, Ohio) over offers from Bowling Green, Kentucky and Toledo.  He took his official visit the weekend of February 2nd.

The Iowa State class is sitting at No. 48 in the country and 6th in the Big 12 by 247 Sports Composite.


*** The Cyclones aren’t done for 2019 as they extended an offer to combo guard Harlond Beverly (Montverde, Fla.) earlier this month.  Beverly holds 16 power offers with a Big 12 offer from Baylor.

*** Iowa State also extended an offer to combo guard Clarence Nadolny (Paris, France), who the staff has been in contact with for some time.  He holds offers from Georgetown and West Virginia.

*** Class of 2021 center Ryan Riggs (West Des Moines, Iowa) visited for the TCU game.


*** The staff visited Cyclone commitments Zach Twedt (Story City, Iowa) and Tyler Miller (Jefferson, Iowa).  Twedt became Iowa State’s first 2021 commit on January 19th.  Miller is class of 2020 and committed to Iowa State on November 29th over offers from Cincinnati, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, South Dakota State and UCF.

*** Two class of 2021 offers made their way to Ames. Offensive tackle Connor Colby (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) picked up an offer on January 15th and running back Tank Young (Overland Park, Kan.) received  his first offer from the Cyclones back on December 11th.

*** Wide receiver Lawaun Powell (East St. Louis, Ill.)  is a new high interest target with the Cyclones making his top four along with Illinois, Kentucky and Nebraska.  ISU offered on January 29th.

*** Iowa State sent out 38 new class of 2020 offers since the last update, hitting Florida the hardest with 15 blessings.  The breakdown for the rest of the states is Michigan 4, Texas 3, California 2, Georgia 2, Illinois 2, Missouri 2, Ohio 2, Pennsylvania 2, Colorado 1, Louisiana 1, North Carolina 1, and Oklahoma 1.


A note about the Summary going forward, prospects without a class year will be assumed as class of 2020.

Football High Interest:
WR Lawaun Powell

Football Offers:
OT Thomas Shrader (Venice, Fla.)
OT Evan Webster (Wauchula, Fla.)
RB Quadre Nicholson (Evanston, Ill.)
TE Drake Dabney (Cypress, Texas)
TE Joshua Rawlings (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
TE Kole Taylor (Grand Junction, Colo.)
WR Tristan Golightly (Mesquite, Texas)
WR Xavier Hutchinson (Blinn College/Jacksonville, Fla.)
WR Marcus Rogers (Iowa Western CC/Smyrna, Ga.)
WR Christian Fitzpatrick (West Bloomfield, Mich.)
WDE Elijah Sybblis (Clearwater, Fla.)
WDE Geri Theodore (Clearwater, Fla.)
WDE Noah Arinze (St. Louis, Mo.)
SDE Brandon Taylor (Lima, Ohio)
DT Willis Singleton Jr. (Gurnee, Ill.)
DT Clyde Pinder Jr. (Seffner, Fla.)
DT Kemon Smith (Sidell, La. and Blinn College)
DT Ali Saad (Dearborn, Mich.)
OLB Lanell Carr (St. Louis, Mo.)
OLB Brynden Walker (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
OLB Herbert Gums (Diboll, Texas)
CB Kameron Arnold (West Bloomfield, Mich.)
CB DeAngelo Taylor (Tampa, Fla.)
CB Michal Antoine (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
CB Quadric Bullar (Hollywood, Fla.)
CB Colby Dempsey (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
CB Rashad Battle (Fairburn, Ga.)
CB Aamaris Brown (Seffner, Fla.)
CB Chris Townsel (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
CB Tre’Vez Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla.)
CB Kendall Dennis (Lakeland, Fla.)
CB Justin Hodges (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
Jared Greenfield (Harbor City, Calif.)
Justin Livingston (Paramount, Calif.)
Teagan Wilk (Berwick, Pa.)
S Justin Harrington (Raliegh, NC and Bakersfield College)
ATH Cameron Martinez (Muskegon, Mich.)
ATH Chris Mayfield (Hilliard, Ohio)
2021 OT Giovanni El-Hadi (Sterling Heights, Mich.)
2021 WR Brody Brecht (Ankeny, Iowa)

Football Visitors Feb. 2:
OT Ben Sparks (Norman, Okla.)
RB/OLB Zach Dortch (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
TE Jake Roberts (Norman, Okla.)
WR Spencer Spaude (Mankato, Minn.)
WR Isaiah Gavin (Overland Park, Kan.)
ILB Tanner Lukavsky (West Branch, Iowa)
S LaVoise-Deontae McCoy (Flossmoor, Ill.)
2021 PQB Ben Harris (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
2021 RB Tank Young (Overland Park, Kan.)
2021 RB Max White (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
2019 PG Chanse Robinson: Ole Miss

Football Warming:
2019 WR Brandon Jordan: Louisville, Fresno State
RB Ethan Wright: Duke, Northwestern
TE Tommy Guajardo: Minnesota
WR Lawaun Powell: Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska
CB Dontae Manning: ISU, Nebraska

2019 Non-ISU Football Commitments:
OG Marquise Simmons: Missouri Western
OT Danielson Ike: SMU
OT Ira Henry: Florida State
PQB Aaron Syverson: Colorado State (PWO Offer)
RB Daniel Fortune: Sacramento State
TE Jeremiah Pruitte: Colorado State
SDE Zaylin Wood: Middle Tennessee State
DT Kennedy Roberts: Coastal Carolina
DT Kyle Atkinson Jr.: Minnesota (PWO Offer)
ILB Dylan Downing: Kansas (PWO Offer)
OLB Tuasivi Nomura: USC
CB Tre’Shon Devones: Air Force
CB Tavian “Tae” Mayo: West Virginia
CB Kenyon Reed: Kansas State
CB Dorien Mars: Cal Poly
S Xavier McDonald: Navy
ATH Dez Melton: Louisville
ATH Alante Brown: Texas Tech

2020 Non-ISU Football Commitments:
OG Carson Lee: Colorado
DT Logan Jones: Iowa
ILB Ethan Hurkett: Iowa (No Offer)
ATH Freddy Edwards: Miami (OH)

2019 Football Commitments (No Offer):
OT Dalton Schmidt: Grandview
OT Clayton Kempf: UNI
OT Chase Hutchinson: Missouri State
QB Luke Velky: UNI
PQB Walker Kinney: LSU PWO
RB Eric Olson: Colorado School of Mines
WR Brandan Tillman: Iowa Central
WR Kendre Gant: Florida International
WR Corey Williams: Southern
DE Tavius Sykora: Missouri Southern
DT Julian Hawkins: Central Arkansas
ILB Daniel Heimuli: Washington
OLB Drew Hennessey: Minnesota-Duluth
ATH Rayquion Weston: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M CC

ISU Football Eliminated
2019 CB Clark Phillips III
SDE Jacolbe Cowan

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