ISU Tapping Back Into Copiah-Lincoln

Co-Lin defensive coordinator Otis Yelverton told Scott Eklund of JCFootball.com on Friday two players had offers from Iowa State: d-tackle Demond Tucker and end Jonathan Calvin

Copiah-Lincoln — the Mississippi JUCO where ISU signed Jordan Harris from in the 2014 class — produces some sterling talent every season, especially on the defensive side.

Co-Lin defensive coordinator Otis Yelverton told Scott Eklund of JCFootball.com on Friday two players had offers from Iowa State: d-tackle Demond Tucker and end Jonathan Calvin.

Below are Eklund's reports on each prospect:

Demond Tucker (6-foot-1, 280-pounds)

"The offer is is Tucker's 11th, joining the likes of Akron, Arizona State, Illinois, Oklahoma, South Alabama, Temple, Tennessee, Troy, UAB and West Virginia who had already extended full rides his way.

"As a freshman last season, Tucker posted a nation-leading 13 sacks to go along with 53 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and even chipped in an interception as well and was named the NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year.

"He is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season."

Jonathan Calvin (6-foot-3, 265-pounds)

"The Cyclones join the likes of Akron, Illinois, Louisiana-Lafayette, Temple, Texas State and West Virginia in offering the talented defensive lineman.

"Calvin posted 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 12 tackles-for-loss and one interception as a freshman in 2013.

"He is set to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season."


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