Basketball

Recruiting Roundup: April 5, 2019

Iowa State men’s basketball now has one scholarship open for the 2019 class following the departure of Cam Lard and two more likely with Talen Horton-Tucker and Lindell Wigginton declaring for the draft.  Transfer season is heating up as teams finished post season play and coaches are changing positions.  Football has hosted a lot of unofficial visits and handed out a few new offers.  Here is the latest for both.

BASKETBALL:

*** A top target to fill the newly open scholarships is combo guard Clarence Nadolny (Paris, France).  He announced a top 3 on Twitter including Iowa State, Texas Tech and West Virginia.  The Cyclones then sent head coach Steve Prohm and assistants William Small and Daniyal Robinson to New York to visit him that same day.  According to this interview by Alex Halsted of 247sports.com, he will take official visits in April and commit soon after.

*** A new name for the 2019 class is point guard Caleb Grill (Maize, KS), who was offered on a visit on April 2nd.  Grill was committed to T.J. Otzelberger at South Dakota State and was granted a release after Coach Otz left for UNLV.  He holds P6 offers from Creighton, Kansas State, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Washington State.  He was offered on both of his recent visits to Kansas State and Creighton.  Illinois and UNLV are also showing interest.

*** Class of 2020 power forward Xavier Foster (Oskaloosa, Iowa) was spotted in Ames once again, this time for the women’s Round of 32 NCAA tournament game.

*** Troy transfer small forward Javan Johnson (Troy/Decatur, Ala.) will officially visit Iowa State on May 2nd, as first reported by Shun Williams of OTRHoopsReport.com.  He will also take officials to Houston and UAB.

*** A few other transfer names have emerged this past week.  Point guard Kira Lewis (Alabama/Meridianville, Ala.) was offered by ISU out of high school and was visited by members of the staff on March 28th.  He will have three years to play and may be immediately eligible based on new NCAA transfer rules regarding coaching departures.  Guard J.D. Notae (Jacksonville/Covington, Ga.) is another player that has been mentioned with Iowa State and would be a sit one, play two.  Small forward Rayjon Tucker (Arkansas-Little Rock/Charlotte, N.C.) is a grad transfer that has seen interest from the Cyclones.  He played two years at Florida Gulf Coast before AR-Little Rock so he has one year left to play.

FOOTBALL:

*** Iowa State safety commit Craig McDonald and his linebacker teammate Kaden Johnson (Minneapolis, Minn.) visited ISU on March 26th.  McDonald is rated as the No. 45 safety, No. 704 overall in the 2020 class and committed on his March 9th visit to Ames over four Big 10 offers.  Johnson is rated as the No. 11 OLB and No. 136 overall and picked up his Cyclone offer just over a year ago.

*** Three top 2020 targets were in town this week.  Defensive tackle Willis Singleton Jr. (Gurnee, Ill.), defensive end Noah Arinze (St. Louis, Mo.), and wide receiver Marcus Rogers (Iowa Western CC/Smyrna, Ga.) all picked up offers in February.

*** In-state defensive end Blaise Gunnerson (Carroll) and offensive tackle commit  Tyler Miller (Jefferson) both made another visit.  Gunnerson has leaders of Iowa State, Iowa and Nebraska.

*** Iowa Western C.C. safety Lyndarious Strange (Tallahassee, Fla.) and offensive guard Dalton Tomlison (Beaver, Ohio) were in town on March 30th.  Both held offers from the Cyclones out of high school.

*** Iowa State offered two class of 2021 prospects on their visits.  Linebacker Reid Carrico (Ironton, Ohio) visited on March 9th and was offered on his second visit on the 29th.  He has offers from Louisville, Marshall, Ohio, and Toledo.  Offensive tackle Henry Lutovsky (Mount Pleasant, IA) was offered on the 30th and also has one from Mizzou.

*** The Cyclones made the top 8 for tight end Brandon Frazier (Mckinney, Texas), which he released via Twitter.  The other teams included were Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Nebraska, TCU, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt.  All but Auburn have offered with the Cyclone offer on September 9th.  Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma State also offered but were eliminated.

SUMMARY:

Basketball High Interest:
PG Caleb Grill
CG Clarence Nadolny

Football High Interest:
TE Brandon Frazier
SDE Blaise Gunnerson
DT James Ash

Basketball Visitors:
2019 PG Caleb Grill
PF Xavier Foster

Football Visitors:
OT Tyler Miller
WR Marcus Rogers
WDE Noah Arinze
SDE Blaise Gunnerson
DT Willis Singleton Jr. 
OLB Kaden Johnson
S Craig McDonald
2021 OT Henry Lutovsky
2021 OLB Reid Carrico

Football Visitors (No Offer):
OG Dalton Tomlison
TE Russel Corrigan
ILB Jaden Mullin
S Lyndarious Strange
2021 DT Jordan Titus
2022 RB/S Lucas Bullock
2022 WR Reggie Fleurima

Basketball Offers:
PG Caleb Grill

Football Offers:
OT George Sell
WR Logan Kyle
TE Jalen Williams
WR LaTrell Caples
2021 OT Henry Lutovsky
2021 OLB Reid Carrico

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
SF Brandon Boston Jr.: Kentucky

Football Warming:
OT Chris Morris: Alabama, Ole Miss, Texas A&M
OT Terah Edwards: Michigan, Purdue, Ohio State
OT Marcus Dumervil: Auburn, Georgia
OT Jackson Stoefen: Iowa (No Offer)
TE Luke Lachey: West Virginia
TE Joe Royer: Louisville, West Virginia
WR Xavier Watts: Nebraska
WR Ajou Ajou: Alabama
WR Jordan Johnson: Missouri, Texas A&M, USC
SDE Blaise Gunnerson: Iowa, Nebraska
SDE Brandon Taylor: Penn State
SDE Rylie Mills: Ohio State
DT Nash Hutmacher: Nebraska, Wisconsin, Oregon
DT James Ash: TCU, UCF, USF, Wake Forest
OLB Jaheim Thomas: Ohio State
CB Myles Slusher: Alabama, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, TCU
CB Michal Antoine: Pittsburgh
CB Justin Hodges: Miami
CB Fenley Graham: Florida, Miami
S Todd Bumphis: Purdue
S Bangally Kamara: Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers
S Jared Greenfield: UCLA
2021 OT Ben Christman: Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State
2022 S Domani Jackson: USC

Basketball Cooling (No Longer Warm):
PF Ben Carlson: Iowa State

Football Cooling:
OT Marcus Dumervil: Clemson
RB Reggie Love: Notre Dame
WR Jordan Johnson: Arkansas
SDE Xavier Carlton: Notre Dame
CB Myles Slusher: Oklahoma
S Bangally Kamara: Maryland

Non-ISU Basketball Commitments:
2019 SG Asanti Price: Georgia Tech
PG Jalen Terry: Michigan State

Non-ISU Football Commitments:
RB Jaden Hullaby
WR Zavier Betts: Nebraska
WR Will Huggins: Kansas (No Offer)
WDE Nate Matlack: Kansas State (No Offer)
ILB Christian Hood: Duke
2021 OT Giovanni El-Hadi: Michigan
2021 PQB Athan Kaliakmanis: Minnesota

ISU Basketball Eliminated:
PF Chris Moore

ISU Football Eliminated:
RB Jayion McCluster
TE Kole Taylor
WR Rashawn Williams
WR Jay Maclin

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.