RECRUITING: Iowa State impresses 2025 OL target Trey Boyd

Minnesota offensive lineman Trey Boyd was among a number of prospects in Ames over the weekend for recruiting visits with Iowa State’s football program.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive tackle is one of the highest rated prospects out of Minnesota and came away impressed with what he saw.

“It was really amazing,” Boyd said. “Like, I know I met with people and everything I saw (during the Kansas game visit), but the depth that we went on on the visit was incredible. I learned a lot and liked everything I heard.”

Boyd is rated as the No. 49 player in the country at his position by 247 Sports, and the No. 3 prospect out of Minnesota.

Iowa State sold Boyd on playing time and commended his character while he was in Ames.

“They see me in there program as a player that could play any position, which is great to have the ample slots to fill if they’re needed, in my first year, even,” Boyd said. “They’re all about people and that’s the people that they’re going to recruit. They said I had great character and that obviously means a lot.”

Boyd holds offers from Kansas, Kansas State and Cincinnati, but Iowa State became the first program to offer him in November surrounding his visit to Jack Trice Stadium for the Kansas game.

The Shakopee High School product likes what he sees in the program, including the resume that offensive line coach Ryan Clanton boasts.

“I think coach Clanton is amazing,” Boyd said. “I could definitely see myself playing under him, for sure. I just like that he’s funny, but I can tell when he needs to be serious and he is. He cares astronomically about football. And he’s brought people to the league – that’s where I want to be.”

Before committing, Boyd wants to take the time to see other potential landing spots, but added that they’d all be compared to the exceptional visit to Ames.

“That was my second really in-depth (visit to a school). Like Kansas, I’ve never been there, so I definitely want to see that. I want to see everything I have first, but I’m going to be comparing it all to Iowa State, really. (The visit) stood out to me a lot and they it was a really great experience.