RECRUITING: Iowa State on the radar for four-star tight end Ian Premer

Iowa State is on the radar for a highly touted, four-star tight end out of Kansas City in Great Bend High School’s Ian Premer.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound prospect is rated as the No. 4 player at his position in the class by 247Sports, and is also the No. 63 player in the class overall.

“For me, it wasn’t something to prove,” Premer said of attending Iowa State’s prospect camp on Wednesday. “I just really wanted to get coached by (offensive coordinator Taylor) Mouser, the whole staff, take home some stuff to work on and really see their coaching style and just overall, improve my game.”

Premer has a slew of offers including Kansas, K-State, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M Missouri, Auburn, Arkansas, Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Mouser took Premer on a campus tour before the start of camp, his first visit to Ames.

“A lot of their stuff is new,” Premer said of Iowa State’s facilities. “I really like their grass practice fields – they’re amazing – and it’s a really exciting time in Ames.”

Premer noted Iowa State’s tight end usage in its offensive game plan as something he’s considering in his recruitment.

“There’s just so much tight end usage,” Premer said. “They’re in 12 and 13-personnel a lot – more than a lot of teams in the nation, and they throw to them too. They just find different ways to use them. It’s definitely an exciting offense for tires to be in.”

That will be highlighted with Mouser, who also serves as the tight ends coach, taking the reigns of the offense this year.

A big reason Premer visited the camp was because of his relationship with Mouser and quarterbacks coach Jake Waters.

“I love Mouse,” Premer said. “Our conversations are a big reason I wanted to come up here, and I’ve talked to Waters a lot to. I’ve really enjoyed talking with them and just continuing to build those relationships.”

Iowa State will welcome Premer to Ames this season for one of his Game Day visits, and also met with the prospect after the end of the camp.

“I’ll be up here for a game, definitely,” Premer said.