2016 Hot Board: Receivers

Recruiting for the 2016 class is picking up with the evaluation period now underway. Here's a look at who Iowa State has shown interest in at receiver in the 2016 class.

Iowa State's future depth at the receiver position isn't in terrible shape after the coming 2015 season, especially if redshirt senior Quenton Bundrage were to get and use a medical redshirt season rather than potentially go to the NFL.

For the 2016 season, Iowa State would figure to return the likes of Allen Lazard as a junior, D'Vario Montgomery, Dondre Daley and Quan West as redshirt seniors, Jauan Wesley as a junior and Orion Salters as redshirt sophomore. There are also a number of other players on roster at receiver and Iowa State will add 2015 signees Denver Johnson, Carson Epps and Hakeem Butler this summer.

With all that said, Iowa State will still be on the lookout for receivers in the 2016 class, and is likely to add a couple when all is said and done. Here are some early names who have garnered interest.

Taylor is the top receiver in Missouri for the 2016 class, and Iowa State has offered along with eight other schools. Taylor's list includes a number of other major programs such as Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. He figures to be a tough get, but is a target.

Okwuegbunam is a player who Iowa State really likes and who the Cyclones have offered. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, some schools have recruited Okwuegbunam as a tight end, but Iowa State sees him at his more natural receiver position, which is where he plays in high school. Other offers have come from schools including Iowa, Minnesota and Syracuse among others.

One of the top players in the country, Swain has an Iowa State offer, but it isn't likely to mean much from the looks of it. He has offers from Alabama and Florida and could ultimately have his pick of schools around the country.

George is an intriguing JUCO receiver from Dodge City C.C. who Iowa State has offered. The lanky 6-foot-6 receiver has offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Mississippi State and Tennessee in addition to the Cyclones.

Wegher is the brother of former Iowa running back Brandon Wegher, and was at Iowa State with his brother when he participated in the team's NFL Pro Day. Wegher thus far has offers from Iowa State, South Alabama, Southern Illinois and Tennessee-Martin and has drawn interest from schools including Nebraska, Arkansas and Wisconsin.

Boateng is a highly-touted receiver who has garnered more than 20 offers according to Scout.com's database. One of those offers has come from Iowa State.

Jegan hasn't been offered as of yet, but the 2016 product out of Kansas has drawn interest from the Cyclones and there's a chance an offer could eventually come. He's also garnered interest from the likes of Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska among others.

Chiaokhiao-Bowman is a receiver from Minneapolis who has yet to receive an offer. Iowa State has shown interest in the 6-foot-3 receiver along with Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Nebraska and a few others.

Rugamba doesn't hold an offer as of yet and has struggled to get to Iowa State's campus, although he has shown an interest in doing do. He's friends with 2015 signee Bobby McMillen and has offers from the likes of Illinois, Indiana and Northern Illinois along with a handful of others.

Sorenson is another Illinois product who has picked up interest from Iowa State and Wisconsin. He currently has four offers from Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Miami (OH) and Western Michigan.


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