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Cyclones finalize 2020 recruiting class

Dec 28, 2019; Orlando, Florida, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell looks on against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first quarter at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell announced today one addition to the Class of 2020 in Anthony Smith (Offensive Line, Lakeland, Fla.).

Smith signed a letter of intent this morning and will arrive on campus in June.  

Smith was an all-county selection in his only season at Lakeland High School, helping his team advance to the Class 5A Florida state championship game with a 12-1 mark.

“Our entire program is thrilled to welcome Anthony into the Iowa State football family,” Campbell said. “Anthony comes to us from an outstanding high school program, and will be a great addition to our offensive line as we continue to build our offense. We look forward to his arrival to campus in June.”

Iowa State also announced a list of preferred walk-ons who will join the team for the 2020 season.

To view bios and information for the entire Class of 2020, go to: https://cyclones.com/signingday/football/football/6/

Class of 2020- February Signing Period

Signed National Letters of Intent

Name                                          Ht.                 Wt.       Yr.           Pos.              Hometown  

Anthony Smith                          6-3                 290       Fr.           OL                 Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland)

Starter on O-line for team that went 12-1 and was runner-up Class 5A champion; named all-county as a senior.

Preferred Walk-Ons

Name                                          Ht.                 Wt.       Yr.           Pos.              Hometown  

Cale Anthony                             6-1                 211       Fr.           RB                 Pleasantville, Iowa (Pleasantville)

First-team all-state selection as a senior; two-way star, leading all Class 1A rushers (1,793, 25 TDs) and tallying 63 tackles.

Blaze Doxzon                            5-9                 170       Fr.           RB                 Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn South)

Two-way player who rushed for 357 yards and recorded 224 receiving yards as a senior; son of former ISU QB Todd Doxzon.

Hayes Gibson                            6-1                 184       Fr.           QB                 Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny)

All-district as a senior, throwing for 1,028 yards and 12 TDs; son of Iowa State Hall-of-Famer and NFL star Dennis Gibson.

Seth Greiner                              6-3                 245       Fr.           DE                 Monroe, Iowa (PCM)

Two-time First-Team Class 2A All-State selection by the IPSWA; helped team to 2018 state title in Class 2A with a 13-0 record.

Jack Hester                                6-4                 240       Fr.           OL                 Bettendorf, Iowa (Bettendorf)

Started his only season on the O-line, helping team avg. 272 yards rushing; son of former ISU basketball player Greg Hester.

Drew Iutzwig                             6-6                 247       Fr.           TE                  Batavia, Ill. (Batavia)

All-conference as a senior, helping his team to a spot in the playoffs and a 9-3 mark.

Stevo Klotz                                 6-4                 215       Fr.           LB                  Chaska, Minn. (Chaska)

All-district pick and two-way player on a team that finished 14-1 and won the Class 5A state title.

Nick Lawler                                6-3                 321       Fr.           OL                 Ft. Dodge, Iowa (St. Edmond)

Third-team all-state in Class A as a senior, two-time all-district and Class A District 2 Lineman of the Year.

Joe Lilienthal                             6-6                 306       Fr.           OL                 Durant, Iowa (Durant)

Two-time all-state selection and Class A District 6 MVP; First-Time All-State in Class A by the IPSWA in 2019.

Tanner Lukavsky                       6-2                 225       Fr.           LB                  West Branch, Iowa (West Branch)

Two-time IPSWA Class 1A All-State selection; also a two-time all-district pick and selected to the 2020 Iowa Shrine Bowl.

Kade Lynott                               6-1                 195       Fr.           Ath                Hawarden, Iowa (West Sioux)

Des Moines Register Elite Team in ‘19; fourth all-time in Iowa prep history in receiving yards (3,509) and receiving TDs (44).

Trent McCann                           6-1                 171       Fr.           PK                  Centerville, Iowa (Centerville)

Two-time all-state selection; was 4-of-5 on FGs, 28-of-30 on PATs, recorded 24 touchbacks and averaged 39.1 ypp in 2019.

Tyler Moen                                5-11              185       Fr.           RB                 Atlantic, Iowa (Atlantic)

First-team all-state selection as a senior, breaking the school season (1,909) and game (523) rushing marks; had 20 rushing TDs.

Kaden Sutton                            6-0                 260       Fr.           DL                 Adel, Iowa (ADM)

Des Moines Register Elite Team member on defense in 2019; first-team all-state on offense as a junior and on defense as a senior.

Israel Taylor                              6-4                 230       Fr.           WR                Davenport, Iowa (Central)

Two-time all-district choice; tallied 73 catches for 783 yards and six TDs in his last two seasons.

Asle Thorson                             6-1                 172       Fr.           DB                 Ft. Dodge, Iowa (Ft. Dodge)

IPSWA Second-Team All-State (Class 4A) in 2019, tying for first in the state with 27 TDs; uncle, Nik Moser, played at ISU.

Jack Tiarks                                  6-3                 206       Fr.           LB                  Treynor, Iowa (Treynor)

Second-team all-state as a senior; rushed for 665 yards and 10 TDs and posted 42 tackles, 4.0 TFL and an interception.

Micheal Tweten                       5-11              162       Fr.           WR                Buffalo, Minn. (Buffalo)

Second-team all-state selection, leading the state in receiving yards (1,386), receptions (95) and TD catches (17).

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.