2024 Signing Day Central

Iowa State is set to welcome its 2024 recruiting class, officially Wednesday, December 20 – college football’s National Early Signing Day.

Below are all of the expected signees to the 2024 recruiting class, with links to stories and detailing their roads to Ames.

Players that sign their NLI’s with Iowa State will be updated inside this article throughout the day on Wednesday.

Officially signed

Connor Moberly | 3-star QB – Altoona, IA (SE Polk HS)
6-foot-4, 195 pounds
Other offers: Northern Iowa
Iowa State’s lone quarterback commit of the class. A three-time state champion with Southeast Polk. The Cyclones got in early on Moberly and secured its relationship with the gunslinger. Pitt and Duke were slated to get in the mix with Iowa and Tulane just before Moberly announced his commitment. He will enroll early in Ames, while HS teammate Carson Robbins joins the program as a PWO this summer.

Dylan Lee | 3-star RB – Gilbert, AZ (Williams Field HS)
6-foot-1, 200 pounds
Other offers: Arizona State, Boise State, Bowling Green, Utah State, UNLV New Mexico State, South Dakota State, Northern Arizona
Scored a touchdown in Monday’s U.S. Army Bowl game. Lee becomes the second-straight Iowa State RB commit to play in the U.S. Army Bowl and also the latest signees out of Arizona for Iowa State – they’ve got a pretty good track record there. He will be enrolling early after playing in the HS all-American game.

Brett Eskildsen | 3-star WR – Frisco, TX (Centennial HS)
6-foot-2, 190 pounds
Other offers: Kansas State, Northwestern, Tulane, UTSA, Tulsa, Texas State, North Texas, Western Michigan, Air Force, Army, Navy, Colgate, Dartmouth, Grambling State, Harvard, Yale, Holy Cross.
A pseudo-Iowa State legacy recruit. Eskildsen grew up cheering for the Cyclones as his mother attended Iowa State in college. He decommitted from Northwestern after Pat Fitzgerald’s departure and shortly after made his commitment to Iowa State official.

Dominic Overby | WR – West Jordan, UT (West Jordan HS)
6-foot-4, 180 pounds
Other offers: Washington State, Southern Utah
One of Iowa State’s late additions to the class, a sizeable wideout that put up big numbers over his senior season, despite an injury to his school’s starting quarterback.

Cooper Alexander | 3-star TE – Washington, OK (Washington HS)
6-foot-4, 225 pounds
Other offers: Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Duke, Texas A&M, Colorado, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Washington State, Liberty, Tulsa, UNLV
A dynamic tight end with plenty of high major offers. He’s got the tools to be another talent in the room that has produced some bright stars and plans to room with his high school quarterback & best friend PWO Major Cantrell.

Keaton Roskop | 3-star TE – Marion, IA (Linn-Mar HS)
6-foot-3, 215 pounds
Other offers: Kansas State, Texas A&M, Army, Northern Illinois, UNI, Dartmouth
Iowa State really likes what it has in Roskop. The first Linn-Mar Lion on scholarship at Iowa State since Grant Mahoney. Roskop will enroll early and detailed his recovery from a torn ACL in the story linked above.

A.J. Burton | 3-star OL – Englewood, CO (Cherry Creek HS)
6-foot-5, 290 pounds
Other offers: Colorado, Colorado State, Indiana, Washington State, Charlotte
Another sizeable offensive line target for the Cyclones. Iowa State beat out Colorado to earn Burton’s commitment. He just underwent surgery on his shoulder but is working towards being back to 100 percent. He detailed his recovery in the link above and will enroll early in Ames.

Wade Helton | 3-star OL – Corona, CA (Centennial HS)
6-foot-5, 290 pounds
Other offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Minnesota, USF, Washington State, Oregon State, SMU, Colorado State, San Jose State, Utah State, UMass, Idaho
Recruited with his twin brother, Brent, as a packaged deal. Stayed committed to Iowa State despite accelerated outside interest following their commitments. Brings the athleticism between the pair of athletes.

Brent Helton | 3-star OL – Corona, CA (Centennial HS)
6-foot-5, 310 pounds
Other offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Air Force, SMU, USF, UNLV, Colorado State, San Jose State, Utah State, UMass, Idaho
Recruited with his twin brother, Wade, as a packaged deal. Stayed committed to Iowa State despite accelerated outside interest following their commitments. Brings the brute strength between the pair of athletes.

Dontrell Holt | 3-star OL – Joplin, MO (Joplin HS)
6-foot-5, 295 pounds
Other offers: Kansas State, Eastern Michigan, Missouri State
One of Iowa State’s original crop of offensive lineman. He wants to come in and dominate the line of scrimmage under Ryan Clanton’s leadership.

Garret Rutledge | 3-star OL – Council Bluffs, IA (Lewis Central HS)
6-foot-6, 295 pounds
Other offers: North Texas, Army, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, UNI, Illinois State, Maine, Fordham, Holy Cross
A late pickup to Iowa State’s class that commits following the weekend’s round of visits. A sizeable offensive line product that brings Ryan Clanton a class of five prospects that all could be in the mix – because of his philosophy – depending on how summer goes.

Jace Gilbert | 3-star DL – Hartland, WI (Arrowhead HS)
6-foot-5, 270 pounds
Other offers: Illinois, Central Michigan, Wyoming
The first commitment to Iowa State’s 2024 class. Shares a name with Iowa State kicker Jace Gilbert. His head coach at Arrowhead High School raves about his work ethic and attention to detail.

Alijah Carnell | 3-star DL – Las Vegas (Bishop Gorman HS)
6-foot-5, 290 pounds
Other offers: Kansas State, Tulane, Wyoming, North Texas, Nevada, UNLV, Charlotte
A member of the MaxPreps High School National Champions in Bishop Gorman. Part of the final weekend visit group that Iowa State had in before Signing Day.

Kenard Snyder | DL – UL Monroe
6-foot-0, 248 pounds
Other offers: UAB, Western Kentucky, Old Dominion Florida International, Ball State, Troy, Texas State, Georgia State, North Texas and Southern Miss.
A transfer out of Louisiana Monroe – can get to the quarterback and did so in his redshirt sophomore season, totaling 60 tackles and 5.5 sacks. Two years of eligibility remaining.

Cael Brezina | 3-star LB – Downers Grove, IL (Downers Grove North HS)
6-foot-3, 200 pounds
Other offers: Indiana, Syracuse, Purdue, Marshall, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Air Force, Army, Northern Colorado, Penn, Lindenwood, Arizona Christian

Mason Miller | 3-star LB – Colorado Springs, CO (Pine Creek HS)
6-foot-2, 225 pounds
Other offers: USF, Washington State, Wyoming
An Iowa State commit since April, rated as a top 10 prospect out of Colorado. A fan of the family atmosphere in Ames that wants to mold his game after former Cyclone O’Rien Vance.

Danny Ingles | 3-star LB – Canfield, OH (Canfield HS)
6-foot-1, 195 pounds
Other offers: Ball State, Central Michigan, Youngstown State
One of Iowa State’s first commitments to the 2024 class. A gritty Midwest kid that has had his sights on Iowa State for more than nine months. Enrolling early.

Beau Goodwin | LB – Kingsley, IA (Kingsley-Pierson HS)
6-foot-4, 200 pounds
Other offers: South Dakota State
Iowa State flipped Beau Goodwin late in this class’s cycle away from FCS powerhouse SDSU. He had his eye on Iowa State from week 1 of the season and committed after being offered and taking a visit to Ames.

David Coffey | 3-star CB – Chicago, IL (De La Salle HS)
6-foot-2, 190 pounds
Other offers: Northern Illinois, Colorado State, Kent State, Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Western Illinois
Qualified for state in four track & field events. Iowa State liked his film from his senior season and secured his commitment over the weekend.

Quentin Taylor Jr. | 3-star S – Lake Minneola, FL (Lake Minneola HS)
6-foot, 190 pounds
Other offers: Kansas State, West Virginia, Duke, Virginia, Washington State, James Madison, Navy, Liberty, Tulane, USF, Temple, Akron, Western Michigan, Eastern Kentucky, Mercer, Columbia, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Bethune Cookman, Tennessee Tech
The largest offer sheet in Iowa State’s class. An intelligent player, with a number of Ivy League offers. The track record with Florida prospects in Ames like Rocco Becht and T.J. Tampa speaks for itself.

Marcus Neal | 3-star S – Kansas City, MO (Raytown South HS)
6-foot-1, 190 pounds
Other offers: Kansas State, Toledo, Air Force, UNI, Southern Illinois, SEMO
Another versatile defensive back in the recruiting class in Ames. Will look to learn from the likes of Beau Freyler and coach Deon Broomfield.

Khijohnn Cummings-Coleman | 3-star S – Minneapolis, MN (Coon Rapids HS)
5-foot-11, 180 pounds
Other offers: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Army, South Dakota
A wide receiver turned defensive back. Iowa State hopes to develop Cummings-Coleman like they successfully have done with Darien Porter and others in that room over the years.

Carson Van Dinter | 3-star S – Kaukauna, WI (Kaukauna HS)
6-foot-3, 195 pounds
Other offers: North Dakota, Minnesota State Mankato
Set to play at the middle safety / star position at Iowa State. Rated as the No. 13 prospect out of Wisconsin that wants to prove himself in Ames.

Preferred Walk-Ons

Aiden Flora | QB/WR/ATH – Adel, IA (ADM HS)
5-foot-11, 170 pounds
Known offers: Air Force, Army, Princeton, Dartmouth, Sioux Falls, Upper Iowa, Grand View, Morningside
A do-it-all quarterback for ADM in his senior season. Totaled 3,059 yards. Rushed for 1,932 yards (10.3 yards per carry) and 27 touchdowns. Added 1,124 yards through the air for 13 touchdowns, and suited up both ways for the team.

Carson Robbins | WR – Des Moines, IA (Southeast Polk HS)
6-foot-1, 170 pounds
Known offers: Benedictine
2024 commit Connor Moberly’s top high school wideout and best friend. Had 928 yards and 11 touchdowns on 50 receptions in 2023. First team all-State selection.

Logan Bacon | S/RB/WR – Lake Mills, IA (Lake Mills HS)
6-foot-1, 177 pounds
Known offers: Sioux Falls
Brother to current Cyclone Caleb Bacon. Looks to earn his way into a spot on the field. Second team all-State & District Offensive Player of the Year.

Major Cantrell | QB – Washington, OK (Washington HS)
5-foot-11, 175 pounds
Known offers: Oklahoma Baptist, East Central
2024 commit Cooper Alexander’s high school quarterback and best friend. Will room with Alexander in Ames.

Connor Welsch | CB/WR – Ankeny, IA (Ankeny Centennial HS)
6-foot-2, 185 pounds
Known offers: St. Thomas, Minnesota State, Grand View, Bemidji State, Sioux Falls, Northern State, Lindenwood
One of two PWO’s from Ankeny Centennial. Had 39.5 tackles for the Jaguars and will join his high school teammates in current Cyclone RB Easton Miller and fellow PWO commit Blaine Sandquist.

Blaine Sandquist | OL – Ankeny, IA (Ankeny Centennial HS)
6-foot-6, 270 pounds
One of two PWO’s from Ankeny Centennial. Will join Ryan Clanton’s O-Line room in Ames. Will join his high school teammates in current Cyclone RB Easton Miller and fellow PWO commit Connor Welsch.

Lance McShane | RB/LB – Maquoketa, IA (Maquoketa Valley HS)
6-foot-2, 200 pounds
A first team all-Stater. Rushed for 2,028 yards and 31 touchdowns while averaging 9.1 yards per carry as a running back this season. Collected 57 total tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery this season.

Angelo Jackson | RB – Davenport, IA (Davenport Assumption HS)
6-foot-1, 185 pounds
Known offers: Minnesota State, Upper Iowa, Grand View
Rushed for 1,345 yards on the ground and totaled 147 receiving yards. Collected 27 touchdowns, offensively. Had two kickoffs ran back for scores, and found 22 tackles along with an interception.

Charlie Whelpley | ATH – Batavia, IL (Batavia HS)
6-foot-2, 220 pounds
Known offers: Butler
A high school teammate to current Cyclone linebacker Jack Sadowsky (2023 class). Helped lead the Batavia offense with 730 yards rushing for 11 touchdowns and 613 receiving yards for another 4 scores.

Drew Clausen | Long Snapper, Northern Iowa transfer
Known offers: Georgia Southern
A long snapper from UNI. Two years of eligibility remaining.

Isaiah Seymour | OL – West Des Moines, IA (Dowling Catholic HS)
6-foot-5, 305 pounds
Committed to Iowa State after receiving his PWO offer. Boasts a 7-foot wingspan and participates in Track & Field, as well.