Iowa State football had a slew of visitors in Ames on Saturday for this year’s Cy-Hawk football game, including a top 10 prospect from the state’s 2025 class in Brody Clubb.
The Clear Creek Amana standout’s lone offer comes from Iowa State and he’s already working on setting up a second visit with the Cyclones this season.
“We got there, got some lunch and went down on the field about 80 minutes (before kickoff),” Clubb said. “It was awesome. The student section was there, they were loud, the band came out, you know, it was just packed – it was a great atmosphere. I loved it.”
Clubb is rated as the No. 9 prospect in the state by 247 Sports’ composite rating.
He’s also the site’s No. 65 edge recruit in the country, and Iowa State appears to be highly interested.
“Over the past couple weeks, they sent me a bunch of handwritten letters, which is meant a lot (to me),” Clubb said. “(Iowa State is the) only school that has done that so far, so obviously that touches deep.”
Clubb met with defensive line coach Eli Rasheed on the field prior to the start of Saturday’s game.
“(Coach Rasheed) said I performed pretty well these first couple of weeks on the highlight tape and I just caught up a little bit (with him) there.”
While its still early in the 2025 recruiting cycle, Clubb plans on visiting for the TCU game, tentatively, where there will be more time to meet with the staff.
There’s understandably a lot going on in and around the Cy-Hawk game in years when it’s played in Ames.
Clubb was impressed with the team’s performance against Iowa as well.
“Like Coach Campbell said, it’s a young team, so they’re new to a lot of things,” Clubb said. “But I mean, if you didn’t know football, and you looked out there and watched, I would say, I don’t think you can tell they’re young. They go out there and execute so well.”
A major part of that comes with the defensive scheme that Iowa State and Rasheed run in Ames.
It’s something that Clubb looks for when watching the team play – asking himself the question of, ‘Do I see myself playing in this defense?’
“When I go watch games, that’s what I’m looking for,” Clubb said. “Like, do I see myself being in a successful position at the school? Do I see myself like, enjoying the scheme of defense they run? So I was I was looking for that on Saturday, and I did see that quite a bit. There (scheme is) a little different than other schools, but it’s it’s also the same sometimes.”
“I talked a little bit (with the staff) and they see me as a weak side three-technique, which is really fun but can be really hard to focus on stopping the run first.”
That’s something Clubb said he wants to get better at, as well.
“I’d say probably stopping the run,” Clubb said. “I feel like even just over the past couple weeks I’ve gotten better at it but that was a big emphasis this offseason. Obviously No. 1 was just to live in the weight room and get bigger.”
At 6-foot-3, 230, the in-state, multi-sport athlete is already well on his way there.