[The Ice Age killed the Dinosaurs] 2022 Class Breakdown

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cyclone4L

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With the 2021 Class all, but wrapped up, it may be time to take a look at some targets I think are high priorities.

QB
Drew Allar - 6'5" with a big arm. Hok is heavily recruiting.
Jaxon Dailey. 6'2" mobile QB from SouthEast Polk. Lefty.

RB
Jaylon Glover - 5'9", Reminds me of the guys Rhoads wanted to bring in, but never could.
Quaron Adams - 5'8" one of the fastest players we've ever recruited (10.4s 100m as a sophomore). Would be used in the Lang/Silas role.
Kaleb Johnson 6'1" Malik Verdon's good friend and teammate.
Nicholas Singleton - 5’11” Top 100 recruit. Would be the best recruit in ISU history.
Ollie Gordon - 6'1" 210. Breece Hall 2.0. Ran for 450 yards in the state championship. Committed to Okie State

WR
Jayden Gibson 6'6" Hakeem Butler 2.0 but better
Jason Essex 6'3" Xavier Hutchinson type here. Would be a huge get for the clones.
Kristen Hoskins 5'10" with crazy athleticism. Super fast.
Chandler Smith 6’3” super fast. High level talent.
Rawson MacNeill 6'5" we may be looking at another Hakeem Butler here. Very raw with rare athleticism
Quinton Conley 6'5" 4 star

TE
Eli Raridon - 6'6" Valley kid. Heavily recruited
Gabe Burkle - 6'7" Iowa kid
Teigan Martin 6'7"
Chase Androff 6'6"
Yes, there is a height requirement of 6'6"

OL
No idea yet

DE
Chase Carter 6'6" great athleticism. Gonna be a problem when his body fills out. Hok target
Landon Dean 6'4" Easton's cousin.
Ikeena Ezeogu 6'6" Gonna be a better pass rusher than run stopper, and he'll be a pretty good run stopper
Venson Sneed 6'5" The one guy I hope that stays under-recruited. Only has a Kentucky and ISU offer as of this post.
Mario Eugenio 6'3" 4 star sack machine

DT
Domonique Orange 6'4" 4 star.

LB
WIll McLaughlin. 6'3" Iowa kid. Hok Priority. Grew up Cyclone.
Matt Rose 6'2" Mike's brother and the spitting image of him. The question will be if he wants to follow in Mike's footsteps


S
Xavier Nwankpa 6'2" Nuff said.
Nathanael Sulka 6'4" Is he a LB? Is he a true Safety? Who cares? he's a playmaker and we are his only offer
Trevon Howard 6'2" Will be a 4 star when it's all said and done
D'Angelo Hutchinson 6'3" Under the radar, ball hawk.
Idris WIlliams 5'11"

CB
London Hall 6'3" he's a 6'3" corner.\
Ambrose Wilson

Commits
Jacob Imming


My 2022 Dream Team (will keep track of changes, misses and commitments)
QB Drew Allar
RB Kaleb Johnson
RB/WR Quaron Adams
WR Quinton Conley
WR Kristen Hoskins
TE Eli Raridon
TE Gabe Burkle
OL Martin Koivisto
OL Deylin Hasert
OL Kale Krogh
OL Avery Henry
DE Mario Eugenio
DE Venson Sneed
DT Domonique Orange
LB Will Mclaughlin
LB Jacob Imming
LB Matt Rose
S Trevon Howard
S D'Angelo Hutchinson
S Idris Williams
CB Ambrose Wilson

5 Weekly Notes (updated February 18th)

1. F*** the NCAA. The recruiting Ice Age is extended until the end of May. I have no idea what that means in terms of recruiting. I know a lot of guys are waiting to visit before they commit. Will this dead period extension force some kids to commit? Will it force their hand since other boards will fill up. Only time will tell. But this first bullet point is reversed to say how BS the NCAA is. I could go on tangents and say why, but we all know why. Again, F*** the NCAA.

2. QBs will definitely start to commit. QBs are usually the first position for the dominoes to fall. Most schools only take one per class. Once someone commits, it basically crosses off that school from everyone's list. We are starting to see those dominoes fall. Ohio State, Georgia, Texas, LSU, Texas A&M, FSU, USC and some other P5 schools have their guy. This may help ISU with Drew Allar. I'd say Penn State and SEC East schools lead for Allar, but Penn St has a QB already committed. With more QBs committing every week, ISUs chances will get better and better. He could still get a Bama or Oklahoma offer and destroy our chances, but he is going to wait a bit. If we don't get him, I still like Jaxon Dailey and Rocco Becht as fall backs.

3. The defensive guys that we are in for in 2022 are significantly better than any class we have brought in. The Defensive line recruits alone are way better than any group of guys. Orange is a stud. Eugenio may be one of the best in the country. Sneed is a specimen. Jon Heacock is really putting together a dream team to finish out his career.

4. I already know of some guys on the list above that we are going to miss out on. One is obvious, but there are a few more who have turned their attention elsewhere. I'm not going to say who yet.

5. If you like these posts, go join the VIP for 247sports. Michael is really good and the conversations are good. I don't post that information directly on here, all this stuff is either from my sources or free info/articles on a recruiting site. If you like this stuff, it's worth the extra few bucks a month to subscribe to CF and 247.
 
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QB - I'd be 100% on board with Jaxon Dailey. I love having a mobile qb in our system as we aren't going to have 4 stars and 5 stars on the O line. He seems to be able to throw a nice ball too
RB - go get the best one on the board. Time to go 4 star hunting, we should NOT have to settle on a run of the mill 3 star, we are becoming a running back factory to the nfl. Both Kene and Breece have NFL futures (although kene will be a return specialist)

Other random thoughts:
LB - Jacob Imming and Will McClaughlin are must gets to me. Highly rated 3 stars in state. Enough with the hawks getting these types of kids. Kirk is almost 70 and playing on 18th hole career wise, we have way more to sell than them right now, great facilities, Fiesta Bowl win, great LB play at ISU. Let's go
- I also like getting Matt Rose, if he plays ANYTHING like his brother and I bet he does, he will be a starter for us!

DE - Venson Sneed looks like a can't miss prospect at 6"5 and 250 already. Love this recruit.
-also really like getting Easton Dean's cousin, he looks like a hell of an athlete.
DE recruiting is so critical in our scheme, they have to be able to be walls against the run, and rush the passer

From 2022 on.... we should be getting top 30 classes, no reason whatsoever we should not be
 

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It would be nice to capitalize early with the momentum the program currently has.

Imming, Allar, McLaughlin, Hoskins are some recruits that I feel like we could close on over the next few months.

Domonique Orange is a KC guy with a big time offer list that I think we have a somewhat realistic shot at.
 
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KC and Minnesota need to be big states for us recruiting wise by the way. Thinking about KC: Kansas, Mizzou, and Kstate are not threatening right now for national relevance. (quick drive to Ames). Somewhat the same argument can be made for st. louis metro
And for Minnesota - PJ Fleck's charm is really starting to wear off on that state IMO, he just smells of a guy waiting to use that program to leave for a bigger program. And MN sucked this year.
 
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cyclone4L

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QB - I'd be 100% on board with Jaxon Dailey. I love having a mobile qb in our system as we aren't going to have 4 stars and 5 stars on the O line. He seems to be able to throw a nice ball too
RB - go get the best one on the board. Time to go 4 star hunting, we should NOT have to settle on a run of the mill 3 star, we are becoming a running back factory to the nfl. Both Kene and Breece have NFL futures (although kene will be a return specialist)

Other random thoughts:
LB - Jacob Imming and Will McClaughlin are must gets to me. Highly rated 3 stars in state. Enough with the hawks getting these types of kids. Kirk is almost 70 and playing on 18th hole career wise, we have way more to sell than them right now, great facilities, Fiesta Bowl win, great LB play at ISU. Let's go
- I also like getting Matt Rose, if he plays ANYTHING like his brother and I bet he does, he will be a starter for us!

DE - Venson Sneed looks like a can't miss prospect at 6"5 and 250 already. Love this recruit.
-also really like getting Easton Dean's cousin, he looks like a hell of an athlete.
DE recruiting is so critical in our scheme, they have to be able to be walls against the run, and rush the passer

From 2022 on.... we should be getting top 30 classes, no reason whatsoever we should not be
For running back, I think Eli Sanders (2021) will be a 4 star on 247 and a Cyclone when it's all said and done. The best prospect is probably Ollie Gordon and he is going to have plenty of suitors. Thankfully, we have a fiesta bowl ring to show off on the Zoom calls.

I think the in-state kids are really going to start falling to the cyclones now that they know that Campbell is sticking around.
 

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No inside info, I just get the feeling with Imming and McLaughlin one will come here and one will go to Iowa. Imming is a Clone lean if you trust 247 crystal balls.
 

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Several additional RBs under consideration are Nicholas Singleton, of Gov. Mifflin Senior High School, in Penn. Also, Austin Brown, of Johnston City, Illinois, and Jordan Anderson, of Joliet Catholic Academy, in Illinois.
 
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Here is my high list:
ILB Jacob Imming: Iowa, ISU 4/6/20
OLB Chris Jackson: ISU 5/27/20
S Xavier Nwankpa: Iowa, ISU, LSU, Mizzou, tOSU, +7 7/3/19; 10/5/19; 2/1/20

OT Ryan Baer: Cinicnnati, UK 5/20/19
OT Josiah Lancaster: 1/29/20
OT Deylin Hasert: 5/5/20
OT Cade McConnell: 6/12/20
PQB Rocco Becht: 1/30/20
PQB Jaxon Dailey: 3/7/20; 10/5/19; 3/7/20
RB Jaylon Glover: 5/2/19
RB Tyron Darby: 5/21/20
RB Ira Sampson: 1/30/20
RB Ollie Gordon: Utah 6/30/20
RB Aquantez Love: 8/10/20
TE Tyler Powell: 12/3/19
TE Eli Raridon: Iowa 3/7/20; 3/7/20
TE Teigan Martin: 5/20/20
WR Rashad McKinley: 2/18/20; 3/7/20
WR Jason Essex: 4/27/20
WR Chris Lewis: 5/20/20 Daytona Beach, FL - 6'1" 185lb.
WR Mekhi Collins: 5/29/20
WR Rawson MacNeill: 6/28/20
WR Kareem Burke: Miami 6/30/20
WR Kristen Hoskins: 9/3/20
SDE Chase Carter: 3/23/20
SDE Segree Graham: 6/11/20
DT Cam Done: 10/5/19; 10/5/19
DT Tawfiq Thomas: 1/29/20
DT Chris McClellan: 3/7/20; 3/7/20
ILB Will McLaughlin: Iowa 11/16/19; 11/16/19; 2/1/20
ILB Kobe McCloud: 12/10/19
ILB Devon Irving: 5/28/20
OLB Dylan Chiedo: 3/31/20
OLB Matt Rose: 8/29/20
CB London Hall: 7/23/20
S Saveon Brown: 7/7/20
ATH Idris Williams: 5/2/19
ATH Grant Page: 5/5/20
ATH Terian Williams II: 5/5/20
ATH Landon Dean: 5/19/20
ATH Caleb Merritt: 5/24/20
ATH Jeremy Patton: 8/24/20
 
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cyclone4L

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It made sense that Purdy's lil bro went elsewhere as only one QB plays at a time but I'd be shocked if we don't get this legacy.
Hok is pushing hard for lil Rose. I wouldn't be "shocked" if he does goes elsewhere.
 

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Name: Jacob Imming
Position: LB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 197lb
Other Measurables:
NCAA Football 14 Freshman:
68
NCAA Football 14 Potential: 89
Player Comparison: AJ Klein (I bet you thought I was going to say Mike Rose
Significant Impact: RS SO. This position is loaded and unless guys start jumping to the pros (2-3 a year) we are going to have a crowded room for years to come. Likely Rose and Hummel will be gone after next season, probably Vance, too. However, we have Horne, Dae Dae, Vaughn, Pederson, others who can play, not to mention the 2021 class. This is going to be a CROWDED room. I think Imming will find a way to get in the rotation his third year. That's not a criticism of his talent, that is a compliment to the LB corp.
Attributes: [20/20] [Rover][Jack-of-all-trades]
Areas of Improvement:
He needs an off-season with Andrews to really take the next step. He is really slim right now and needs to bulk up. His goal to get to 210 by next season, but that is still light for a linebacker. He needs to get up to 235 to really be effective.
As for his game, it's pretty darn crisp. Not a lot of flash and I would like to see more wow plays, but he looks effective suring up the middle
Thoughts:
Great start to the class.GREAT START. HOK will tell you that they didn't want him. They are either lying or stupid (probably both).
Imming will be a great leader for this class. He was very well spoken when talking to Stanz on Cyclone Radio on Thursday. I was impressed by the way he answered the questions.
That is why I think a great comp for him is AJ Klein. First of all, Imming has the same athletic ability that Klein has. Imming is very quick and great going side to side. He also can play in cover; he's a modern ISU LBer. Also like Klein, Imming is a great leader. He will probably be the MLB due to the way he conducts the defense. He is also working the phones with other recruits and I wouldn't be surprised if we start to see dominoes falling for recruits that have a strong interest in ISU.

Here is the most important part. Imming is a great recruit and will likely be a great player for Iowa State; however, his commitment means more than just a good player picking a school. 5 years ago, Imming would have picked HOK and not even thought twice about it. He might have even committed on the spot. Why would he not? They were the proven NFL factory in the state and ISU was a dumpster fire. Times have changed. ISU is now a very attractive option for recruits. These recruits were just entering middle school when ISU started to turn the corner. Their memories of watching sports with their friends involved watching Iowa State win big games and have a number next to their name on the scoreboard. They don't really remember a crappy ISU team.

As long as ISU keeps winning like this, we will continue to land recruits like Imming. I'm pumped.
 
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