RECRUITING: Previewing Iowa State’s second weekend of June visitors

Iowa State football has hit the ground on the recruiting front since the COVID-19 induced visit moratorium was lifted at the start of this month and this weekend will be another active one.

Cyclone Fanatic has confirmed Iowa State will host more than 10 official visitors this weekend, including a pair of in-state prospects and one highly sought after four-star pass rusher.

Here’s the rundown on the 2022 prospects expected in Ames this weekend.

Gabe Burkle — TE — Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Prairie)

The 6-foot-7, 240-pound three-star prospect has solidified himself as one of the state’s top tight ends entering his senior season at Prairie. He’s considered the No. 10 player in the state by 247Composite and holds offers from Iowa State, Indiana, Kansas State, Nebraska, Michigan State, Minnesota and Buffalo.

Burkle caught 10 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown last season for Prairie.

Hunter Deyo — DL — Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central)

One of several high-level prospects currently on Lewis Central’s roster, Deyo is considered the No. 3 player in the state and the No. 37 defensive lineman in the country by 247Composite, which earns him four-star status.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder lived up to his billing as a junior by recording 38 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks while helping the Titans reach the Class 3A state quarterfinals. In addition to Iowa State, he holds offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin.

Mario Eugenio — DE — Tampa, Fla.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound four-star Gaither High product is considered the No. 14 edge rusher in the country and holds more than 30 offers upon arriving in Ames for his official visit. That expansive list of offers includes schools such as Michigan, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Arizona State, Miami, Missouri, Oregon and Pittsburgh.

Tyler Perkins — Punter — Norwalk, Ohio

Iowa State is currently the only offer for Kohl’s Kicking’s No. 2 punter in the 2022 recruiting cycle. He averaged 46 yards per punt as a junior in 2020 and is considered a five-star prospect by the nationally renowned kicking camp service.

Avery Henry — OL — Clairsville, Ohio

At 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, Henry fits the mold of offensive linemen Matt Campbell and his staff have fallen in love with in previous classes. He’s considered the No. 138 offensive tackle in the country and No. 46 player in Ohio by 247. Iowa State, Eastern Michigan and Syracuse are the three schools that have extended scholarship offers at this point.

D’Angelo Hutchinson — Safety — Saint Petersburg, Fla.

Iowa State currently stands as the only Power 5 school to offer the 6-foot-3, 180-pound three-star prospect at this point. Considered the No. 54 safety in the country and No. 126 player in Florida by 247, Hutchinson also holds offers from UCF, Western Kentucky, South Dakota and Southern Mississippi.

Quaron Adams — RB — Chandler, Az.

Iowa State will look to continue its run of success in Arizona when the 5-foot-8, 150-pound three-star prospect visits Ames this weekend. Adams is considered the No. 6 player in Arizona and No. 39 running back in the country by 247. He also holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Kansas, Oregon and a handful of other FBS programs.

Elijah Davis — Safety — Auburndale, Fla.

The 6-foot-1, 165-pound Davis arrives in Ames with additional offers from Nebraska, Michigan, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and a host of other FBS programs across the country. He’s considered the No. 47 safety in the country and No. 107 player in Florida.

Greg Delaine — CB — Fort Meyers, Fla.

Iowa State was the first school to offer the 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect when they did so last summer. He’s since added offers from Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Utah, Syracuse, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest and UCF.

Andrew Keller — TE — Waunakee, Wis.

Iowa State will have stiff competition for the No. 6 player in Wisconsin and No. 23 tight end prospect in the country. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound three-star prospect also holds offers from Iowa, Texas, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Tawfiq Thomas — DL — Tampa, Fla.

The 6-foot-5, 345-pound prospect makes his visit to Ames sandwiched between a trip to Kansas last weekend and a visit to Michigan next. Considered the No. 186 defensive lineman in the class and No. 190 player in Florida, Thomas also holds offers from Arkansas, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse and a few others.

Chase Carter — DL — Minneapolis, Minn.

Another highly sought after player in the Midwest, Carter will arrive in Ames as the No. 6 player in Minnesota and No. 138 defensive lineman in the class. The Minnehaha Academy product also holds offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Nebraska and Central Michigan.

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.