RECRUITING: Where Iowa State stands with the 2023 in-state class

We’re almost halfway through the current recruiting cycle in college football, where Iowa State has already collected 11 commitments for its 2023 recruiting class.

Five of them, thus far, have come from the state of Iowa.

We’re breaking down where the rest of the top-15 players in the class are on Iowa State’s radar, who else is recruiting them and more:


Iowa State’s five in-state commits have each slotted into the top 15 including No. 3 rated player in the state by 247Sports, J.J. Kohl. The four-star, Ankeny quarterback looks to be one of the biggest signings in the class come December.

Iowa State also nabbed the No. 13 player, a tight end in Carson Rhodes, as their first commit to the group and have since earned verbal agreements with No. 6 Jamison Patton, No. 7 Kai Black and No. 10 Kooper Ebel.

But what about the other 10?

What’s still undecided in Iowa

The top prospect in the state remains Kadyn Proctor, a five-star offensive tackle that released a final two of Iowa and Alabama.

No. 2 Andrew Depaepe elected to choose Michigan State. Asa Newsom – the No. 5 prospect out of Waverly-Shell Rock – remains undecided, but never got an Iowa State offer.

The Cyclones were in on No. 4 and No. 14 prospects Alex Mota and David Caulker, although both would later commit to Iowa.

The Hawkeyes own six of the top 15 prospects from the state, but Iowa State only lost the battles on four of them.

It leaves on the table Jonathan Humpal, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound ATH prospect from Council Bluffs, Lewis Central. With offers from Kansas and Iowa State, Humpal remains undecided and doesn’t have any visits officially scheduled.

The Cyclones also recently offered Abu Sama, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound ATH recruit out of Southeast Polk. Sama was on campus for a summer camp when Iowa State officially extended its hand, giving him his second Power 5 offer.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Cyclones pick up one of Sama or Humpal, but there are still plenty of days for each of them to make their choices.

Only time will tell where either of them goes, but consider this summer on the trail in Iowa a success for Campbell and company.