Iowa State has already filled — with 13 commits — most of what will be a small recruiting class for 2015, but there are still as many as a handful of spots remaining, and the coming weeks figure to be big.
Here are more recruiting nuggets.
- Many Iowa State fans are excited for Jan. 17 when the Cyclones host Kansas at Hilton Coliseum. That date also is likely to be major for football recruiting. Some 2015 commits were able to make officials this season, but a number either couldn't make it or made several unofficial visits, but never their officials.
As of now, it's sounding like the good bulk of commits who didn't make officials yet will be there to take in the basketball game. AllCyclones.com has heard Dominic DeLira, Denver Johnson, Bobby McMillen, Anthony Nelson, Bryce Meeker, Seth Nerness and Julian Good-Jones. That list is by no means definitive, but that Saturday figures to be a big day for the commits and possibly prospects.
- Iowa State went to see WR Jerminic Smith during its last bye week while traveling to Texas. Smith has been watched in-person by only Iowa and Iowa State, and shortly after visited Iowa, where he committed on the spot. While Smith has committed, word is that his recruitment isn’t over. He has been looked at by Texas schools (Texas Tech and TCU) and could still visit Iowa State in the season’s final weeks.
- The defensive line is a key focal point for Iowa State, and high school defensive tackle Jamal Milan is at the top of that picture. Milan tells AllCyclones.com that Iowa State remains at the top of his list. He plans to visit Maryland this weekend and North Carolina next month.
- Recruiting is fluid, but based on current trends in contact, it appears that Iowa State’s focus is currently on adding another defensive lineman, wide receiver and cornerback. With both JUCO and high school targets at those positions, it’s possible multiple players could still be added. Iowa State could also add another offensive tackle (after Tristan Nickelson flipped on Saturday), and has been connected with tight ends and linebackers still, too.
It appears most reasonable to think Iowa State, which has 13 verbal commitments, could add four or five more players in this class.
- Finally, it’s not too early to start thinking about 2016. Iowa State will get a visit from 2016 safety Calvin Bundage in the next couple of weeks he tells AllCyclones.com. Bundage, who is friends with 2015 commit Denver Johnson, just picked up an offer from Tulsa, and while the Cyclones haven’t yet offered, they have shown interest. Word is that he’ll be visiting with Johnson.