RECRUITING: Top in-state prospect recaps visit to Ames

Iowa State hosted the top in-state prospect in the 2025 recruiting class last weekend in Thomas Meyer, a two-way star out of Clear Lake, as he was in town for the Cy-Hawk football game.

Rated as the No. 1 prospect in Iowa for his class, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound recruit knows he’s a priority target on Iowa State’s list.

“They want me,” Meyer said. “They want me bad.”

While its still early in the class’ overall calendar, Meyer has the talent to play on either side of the ball.

“(Iowa State) kind of just told me it was my choice on if they want me to be a tight end or a defensive end,” Meyer said. “I’m not really sure at this point – I like them both.”

Meyer, who has already received eight scholarship offers from division 1 programs, is garnering plenty of attention.

He was recently offered by Missouri, and already held offers from Iowa State, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin when he visited for the Cy-Hawk game.

“It’s been a lot, but it keeps me busy,” Meyer said. “I love it at the end of the day.”

Meyer plays as a multi-sport athlete at Clear Lake, competing in basketball and track & field when he’s not working on his football skills.

He’s doesn’t currently have an outlook on what programs lead the search but offered this on Iowa State.

“I don’t really have much in mind but I like (Iowa State) a lot,” Meyer said.

Clear Lake is currently 4-0 this season with an upcoming road matchup against Webster City on Friday night.