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Recruiting Roundup: June 7, 2019

Iowa State football and men’s basketball both added key pieces to the 2019 classes last week.  Football also hosted their first summer camp last Saturday, resulting in two new commitments for the 2020 class.

Steve Prohm filled his sixth and (currently) final scholarship for 2019 with transfer guard Rasir Bolton (Penn State/Woodstock, Va.), who chose the Cyclones over other finalists of Cincinnati and Colorado State following visits to all three schools.  He has three years to play and is seeking a waiver for immediate eligibility, which should be decided in approximately three weeks.

JUCO wide receiver Darren Wilson (Butler C.C./El Dorado, Kan.) committed to Iowa State over West Virginia.  The Cyclones offered recently on May 1st and he started his official visit May 17th.  Wilson and the addition of Arkansas graduate transfer La’Michael Pettway will help bridge the inexperience gap at receiver.

Iowa State offered offensive tackle Brady Peterson (Ankeny, Iowa) during his camp visit on Saturday, and less than 24 hours later, Peterson announced his commitment to the Cyclones.  Peterson has been a lifelong ISU fan and has been rapidly climbing the recruiting rankings, now sitting at the No. 55 OT and No. 699 overall.  He had previously visited Ames on three occasions: November 10th, 2018; March 28th; and April 13th.

The No. 2 long snapper in the country also pledged to Iowa State following his attendance at camp.  Koby Hathcock (Mesa, Ariz.) picked up an offer on May 13th.

BASKETBALL:

*** The Cyclones offered JUCO shooting guard Jayden Scrubb (John A. Logan College/Louisville, Ky.).  Scrubb also has offers from Alabama, Eastern Kentucky, Louisville, Murray State, and Xavier.

*** Iowa State offered center Jaylin Williams (Fort Smith, Ark.) last weekend. Williams holds offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Illinois, LSU, Oklahoma State and TCU.

*** Point guard KK Robinson (Bryant, Ark.) was the third 2020 offer since the last update.  He holds offers from TCU, Appalachian State, Louisiana Tech, Oral Roberts, Southern Miss and UTEP.

*** Power forward Jamari Sibley (Milwaukee, Wisc.) included ISU in his top 10 schools which he released on Twitter.  He has at least 19 P6 offers, picking up one from Iowa State on August 8th, 2018.

FOOTBALL:

*** Iowa State offered 2019 JUCO offensive guard Mose Jeffery (Kilgore J.C./Longview, Texas) on a visit May 20th.

*** Defensive end Aaron Witt (Winona, Minn.) decommitted from Minnesota and visited Iowa State the following weekend.  He has setup official visits to Ames on June 14th and Iowa City June 21st.

*** Safety Teagan Wilk (Berwick, Pa.) visited Ames on May 18th.  Wilk was offered back in Feburary.  He released a top six on Twitter this week listing Iowa State along with East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Massachusetts, Miami (OH) and Old Dominion.

*** Five of eight commits for 2020 were in town for camp on Saturday: PQB Aidan Bouman, OLB Cole Pederson, OT Tyler Miller, OT Brady Peterson and LS Koby Hathcock.  The class is currently ranked No. 33 by 24/7 Sports Composite.

*** Iowa State hosted some visitors for a camp on June 1st that hold offers.  Class of 2020 priority defensive end target Blaise Gunnerson (Carroll, Iowa)  has visited more than a handful of times, and will return again for his official visit the weekend of June 21st.  The class of 2021 saw defensive end Jeff Bowie (West Branch, Iowa) and offensive tackles Brody Wisecarver (St. Louis, Mo.) and Bastian Swinney (Minneapolis, Minn.) at camp.

*** The staff is still after a JUCO offensive lineman for 2019.  ISU made the top six for Iowa Western offensive tackle Jacob Gamble Friday and gave out a recent offer to OG Mose Jeffery.

*** The Cyclones made top lists for multiple targets in the 2020 class.  Defensive ends Noah Arinze (Top 10) and Kevo Wesley (Top 8), tight end Drake Dabney (Top 8), athlete Anthony Romphf (Top 7) and running back Sevion Morrison (Top 10) all included Iowa State.

SUMMARY:

Football Visitors:
OT Brady Peterson
OT Tyler Miller
PQB Aidan Bouman
WDE Regen Terry
OLB Cole Pederson
CB Aamaris Brown
LS Koby Hathcock
2021 OT Bastian Swinney
2021 OT Brody Wisecarver
2021 DQB Zach Yeager
2021 PQB Charles Wright
2021 SDE Jeff Bowie

Basketball Offers:
PG KK Robinson
SG Jayden Scrubb
Jaylin Williams

2019 Football Offers:
OG Mose Jeffery

2020 Football Offers:
OG Sean Hill
OG Javontez Spraggins
OT Michael Rankins
OT Coleon Smith
RB Stacy Sneed
RB Elelyon Noa
RB Cauren Lynch
TE Steven Mahar Jr.
TE Austin Henderson
WR Tyree Saunders
WR Marques Buford Jr.
SDE Dionte Gipson

2021 Football Offers:
OT Ramier Lewis
APB Montaye Dawson
DQB Tyler Macon
TE Jameson Geers
WR Artez Hooker
WR Dominic Lovett
WR Keontez Lewis
WR Andrew Wilson-Lamp
WDE Terrell Tilmon
SDE Brandon Buckner
DT Sincere Littles
DT Doran Ray Jr.
ILB Collin Oliver
ILB Trey Reynolds
OLB Devon Williams
CB Quincy Bryant
CB/WR Ronnie Hamrick
CB Keuan Parker
S/WR Josh Graham
Jaylen Reed
Jaylen Johnson
ATH Sam Jackson

2022 Football Offers:
OT Addison Nichols
OT Ryan Baer
WR Caleb Burton III
ATH Gentry Williams
ATH Sebastian Cheeks

Football High Interest:
2019 OT Jacob Gamble
OT Sam Rengert
WR LaTrell Caples
CB Michal Antoine
S Teagan Wilk

Basketball Heating (Warmer on 247):
SG Matthew Murrell: Vanderbilt

Football Heating:
OT Deondre Buford: Kentucky
OT Alex Conn: Nebraska

Basketball Warming (Warm on 247):
SG Jayden Stone: Auburn, Baylor, Louisville
SG Colby Jones: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Xavier
PF Xavier Foster: Iowa
PF Ben Carlson: Northwestern, Wisconsin
C Dain Dainja: Ohio State, Louisville

Football Warming:
OG Marcus Harper II: Purdue
OT Sam Rengert: West Virginia
OT Alex Conn: Kansas, Oklahoma State
OT Josh Fryar: Oregon
RB Sevion Morrison: Baylor, Nebraska, Missouri, Washington
RB Isaiah Jacobs: Michigan, Ole Miss, Alabama
RB Lawrence Toafili: Auburn
PQB Hunter Dekkers: Indiana, Purdue
TE Luke Lachey: Wisconsin
WR Logan Loya: Oregon
WR Kaleb Long: Florida State, Ole Miss, TCU
WR Earnest Sanders IV: Kentucky
WR Christian Fitzpatrick: Penn State
WR Ajou Ajou: Clemson
WR LaTrell Caples: Colorado, Nebraska, Utah
WDE Geri Theodore: Indiana, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Ole Miss
SDE Ali Gaye: LSU
SDE Lukas Van Ness: Illinois, Kansas
DT Ali Saad: Boston College, Minnesota
DT Henry Bryant III: Louisville, North Carolina State
OLB Jamari Stewart: Pittsburgh, Auburn
OLB Antonio Doyle Jr.: Oklahoma
S Gunner Maldonado: Northwestern
ATH Tyler Scott: Cincinnati, Indiana
2021 SDE Jeff Bowie: Iowa
2021 SDE Brandon Buckner: Oregon
2021 DT Gabriel Rubio: Oklahoma
2021 OLB Randolph Kpai: Oregon

Basketball Cooling (No Longer Warm on 247):
SG Zach Harvey: Gonzaga
SF Brandon Boston Jr.: Alabama, Ohio State
PF Ben Carlson: Iowa, Purdue

Football Cooling:
TE Sam Daugstrup: Georgia Tech, ISU
TE Joe Royer: Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Louisville, West Virginia
SDE Blaise Gunnerson: Minnesota
OLB Jamari Stewart: North Carolina State
CB DeAngelo Taylor: Duke, ISU, Louisville, Pitt
CB Kendall Dennis: Florida State
ATH Tyler Scott: Nebraska

Non-ISU Football Commitments:
OT Mitchell Walters: Missouri
OT Cade Bennett: Oklahoma State
OT George Sell: Wake Forest
OT Talor Warner: Kansas State (No Offer)
PQB Riley Keller: Bowling Green
APB Jahmyr Gibbs: Georgia Tech
TE Jake Roberts: Tulsa (No Offer)
TE Brandon Frazier: Arkansas
TE Austin Henderson: Minnesota
WR Xavier McGriff: Florida International
WR Tommy Christakos: California
WR Trevor Kardell: Kansas (No Offer)
DT James Ash: Wake Forest
CB Ronald Pledger: Western Michigan
CB Deuce Mayberry Jr.: Kansas (No Offer)

ISU Football Eliminated:
RB Marcellus Moore
TE Blake Smith
WR Marcus Clarke
WR Brenden Rice
SDE Joe Moore III
SDE Kevo Wesley
DT Perrion Winfrey
OLB Jaheim Thomas
S Jared Greenfield
S Makari Paige

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.