Young, King, Horne and Anderson enter transfer portal

Dec 19, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Isheem Young (1) reacts after making a tackle during the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

A quartet of notable Iowa State football players are in the portal.

Safeties Isheem Young and Kym-Mani King, linebacker Aric Horne and wide receiver Ezeriah Anderson all entered their names into the transfer portal on Monday, according to reports from CycloneAlert‘s Michael Swain.

Obviously, the most notable of that group is Young, who was named the Big 12’s Co-Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2020. In two years on the field, Young appeared in 24 games, tallying 106 tackles, eight passes defended, three interceptions and 2.5 tackles for loss.

King appeared in 32 games, and started several in 2021, while recording 44 tackles, four passes defended, 1.5 tackles for loss and one interception in three years on the field for the Cyclones.

Horne appeared in 25 games, including all 12 in 2021, for Iowa State while posting 35 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and one interception. The sophomore from Jacksonville was likely to be one of the favorites to start at one of the linebacker spots for Iowa State next season.

Anderson appeared in 20 games across two seasons at Iowa State and caught only one pass for 22 yards.

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