Recruiting Roundup: May 15, 2019

The Cyclones picked up one football and two basketball commitments since the last update, all for the 2019 classes.  Chris and Jared broke down what a couple of them mean in podcast form, which you can listen to here.

Arkansas grad transfer wide receiver La’Michael Pettway (Nashville, Ark.) committed to Iowa State over Auburn, Nebraska, North Carolina and Oklahoma State.  He will play his one year this fall.

Point guard Caleb Grill (Maize, Kan.) signed with Iowa State over finalists of UNLV and Kansas State.  He also held P5 offers from Creighton, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Washington State according to his 247 profile.  With the Grill’s commitment and 247 Sports’ update to their Composite rankings, the Cyclones now have two top 20 point guards in the 2019 class.

Troy graduate transfer Javan Johnson (Decatur, Ala.) committed to ISU on his official visit on Saturday.  Johnson is a sit-one, play-two small forward.


*** Penn State transfer point guard Rasir Bolton (Woodstock, Va.) took an official visit to Iowa State last weekend.  He is currently the top priority to fill the final scholarship for the 2019 class, which ended up with six scholarships to fill.  You can read more about the sit-one, play-three (attempting to get a waiver) target from Jared here.

*** The 2019 class saw some rating boosts in the 247 Composite rankings this week.  New signee Caleb Grill (Maize, Kan.) made a massive jump, up 332 spots overall to the No. 165 player in the class and the No. 16 point guard.  Fellow PG Tre Jackson (Blythewood, S.C.) moved up 40 spots overall to No. 194 and No. 19 at the position.  Power forward Luke Anderson (Lakewood, Fla.) climbed into the top 200 at No. 197 after moving up 14 slots and small forward Marceedus Leech (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) is up 9 spots.

*** Matthew Bain of the Des Moines Register has been catching up with 2020 prospects following the April live period.  Iowa State became the first of what is now double-digit P6 offers for shooting guard Matthew Murrell (Memphis, Tenn.) back on January 7th, 2018.  Combo guard Jalen Suggs (Minneapolis, Minn.) is rated No. 1 at his position and No. 9 in the class.  Power forward Ben Carlson (Saint Paul, Minn.) is a legacy recruit who has taken multiple visits to Ames.  You can read the article on Murrel herethe article on Suggs here, and the Carlson article here.

*** The Cyclones offered two players from Minneapolis recently, 2021 center Chet Holmgren and 2022 small forward Prince Aligbe.


*** Cyclone quarterback commit Aidan Bouman (Buffalo, Minn.) moved up three spots in the pro-style QB rankings and 111 overall to No. 448 in the 2020 class.  He was Iowa State’s first commit in the class way back on June 21st, 2018, and has visited at least a handful of times.

*** Linebacker commit Hunter Zenzen (Barnesville, Minn.) received another rating boost, up 14 slots at the OLB position and 205 overall to No. 1325 in the class.  Zenzen is the most recent commit for 2020, committing on April 17th after taking two visits following his offer in January.

*** Iowa State made the top four of defensive tackle Willis Singleton Jr. (Gurnee, Ill.), which he released on Twitter Monday.  The other teams in his list include Cincinnati, Illinois, and Louisville, who have all offered.  ISU became his first P5 offer on February 6th and he visited on March 30th.

*** Safety Teagan Wilk (Berwick, Pa.) will visit Ames this weekend.  The Cyclones offered on February 21st and his profile lists over 20 offers with ISU as the lone P5 offer.  He will be an early enrollee this December.

*** Iowa State has 12 new high-interest targets, see the list in the summary for names and profiles.  The staff also handed out 26 offers for the 2020 class,  29 for 2021 and seven for 2022.


Basketball Vistors:
PG Rasir Bolton (Penn State)
SF Javan Johnson (Troy)

Football Visitors:
S Teagan Wilk

Football High Interest:
OT George Sell
TE Joshua Rawlings
WR Daniel Jackson
WR Tommy Christakos
WR Xavier Hutchinson (JC)
WR DeMeer Blankumsee
WDE Noah Arinze
SDE Johnny Wilson
DT Willis Singleton Jr.
OLB Lanell Carr
CB DeAngelo Taylor
S Teagan Wilk

Basketball Offers:
2021 C Chet Holmgren
2022 SF Prince Aligbe

2020 Football Offers:
OG Andrew Rumary
OT Tobias Braun
RB Tahj Brooks
RB Darvon Hubbard
RB Marvin Scott III
RB Bry’yon Jones
WR Douglas Emilien
WR Desna Washington
WR James Davis
WR Dajon Harrison
WR Dyelan Miller
WR Chris Scott
WR Matt Polk
WR Deamontae Diggs
WR Daniel Jackson
WR Donavon Johnson
WDE Bryce Mostella
WDE Regen Terry
WDE Joquarri Price
DT Quinton McCoy
CB Daryl Porter Jr.
CB Daemon Hill
Ronald Jackson
Kobee Minor
ATH Tyler Scott
LS Koby Hathcock

2021 Football Offers:
OT Ru’Quan Buckley
OT David Davidkov
OT Paul Rodriguez
OT Mao Glynn
OT Charles Armstrong
OT Terrence Enos Jr.
OT Caleb Tiernan
OT Brandon Honorable
RB Jaylen Anderson
RB Davion Primm
PQB Charles Wright
PQB Ty Thompson
WR Andrel Anthony Jr.
WR Cardrece Mobley
WR Robery Army Jr.
WR Jerand Bradley
SDE Rayshaun Benny
SDE Caleb Banks
SDE Marlon Dawson Jr.
DT Dorien Ford
ILB Bryan Sanborn
OLB Andrew “Bam” Booker
OLB Nahki Johnson
OLB Jamari Buddin
CB Jamal Janvier
Hunter Wohler
Bryce Stephens
Daejon Reynolds
ATH Jayden Corbett

2022 Football Offers:
OT Blake Miller
PQB Adryan Lara
TE Ryan Miller
WR Jeremiah Caldwell
WR Tyler Morris
WR Dayvon Young
SDE Ryan Keeler

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
PG Caleb Love: DePaul, Texas
SG Mathew Murrell: Memphis, North Carolina State
SG Jayden Stone: Alabama
PF Chris Moore: Auburn

Football Warming:
OT Josh Fryar: Penn State
OT Alex Conn: Nebraska
OT George Sell: Cincinnati, Duke, Indiana, Louisville
DQB Anthony Romphf: Boston College, FAU, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State
RB Peny Boone: Indiana
RB Miyan Williams: Purdue
APB Jahmyr Gibbs: North Carolina, South Carolina
TE Brandon Frazier: Arkansas, Baylor, Texas Tech
TE Drake Dabney: Arizona State
TE Joe Royer: Arizona State, Cincinnati
WR Tommy Christakos: California
WR Daniel Jackson: Minnesota
WR Xavier Watts: Notre Dame, Michigan, Minnesota
WR Xavier Hutchinson (JC): Illinois, TCU
WR DeMeer Blankumsee: Indiana
WR Ajou Ajou: Penn State, Washington State
WR Logan Loya: UCLA
SDE Blaise Gunnerson: Minnesota
SDE Johnny Wilson: Kansas, Missouri
SDE Kevo Wesley: Iowa
SDE Joe Moore III: Arizona State, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri
SDE Brandon Taylor: Kentucky, Michigan
SDE Mason Richman: Kansas
WDE Noah Arinze: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma
DT Ali Saad: Indiana, Northwestern
OLB Jaheim Thomas: LSU, Kentucky
OLB Antonio Doyle Jr.: Missouri, Texas A&M
OLB Tate Romney: BYU
OLB Lanell Carr: West Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia Tec, Indiana, Iowa, Virginia Tech
CB Aamaris Brown: Indiana
CB DeAngelo Taylor: Arizona State, Duke, Louisville, Pittsburgh
CB Kendall Dennis: Auburn, Miami, Tennessee
S Rickey Hyatt Jr.: Ohio State
S Antonio “AJ” Johnson: LSU, Texas A&M
S Jared Greenfield: North Carolina, Oregon, USC
ATH Cameron Martinez: Kentucky, Minnesota, Notre Dame
2021 WR Troy Franklin: Alabama, Miami, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah
2021 WR Agiye Hall: Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas A&M
2021 OLB Reid Carrico: Ohio State
2021 CB Avonte Dickerson: Nebraska

Football Cooling (No Longer Warm):
OT Chris Morris: Memphis, Ole Miss, South Carolina
OT Marcus Dumervil: Auburn, Georgia
RB Peny Boone: Kentucky, Michigan
RB Miyan Williams: Michigan
WR Daniel Jackson: Kansas
SDE Blaise Gunnerson: Iowa
OLB Antonio Doyle Jr.: Nebraska
S Jared Greenfield: UCLA

Non-ISU Basketball Commitments:
2019 PG Sahvir Wheeler: Georgia
2019 PG Rayjon Tucker: Memphis (Grad Transfer)

Non-ISU Football Commitments:
OT Jackson Stoefen: Kansas (No Offer)
PQB Jay Butterfield: Oregon
RB Reggie Love: Illinois
WR Blake Nowell: TCU
SDE Rylie Mills: Notre Dame
CB Quadric Bullard: UCF
CB Justin Hodges: Miami
CB Art Green (JC): Tennessee
CB Myles Slusher: Oregon
S Zach Middleton: Oklahoma State
ATH Dominic Richardson: TCU
2021 PQB JJ McCarthy: Michigan

ISU Football Eliminated:
CB Rashad Battle

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