Iowa State's young stable of running backs entering the 2015 season lends it depth in the years ahead, but that doesn't mean there won't be an emphasis on finding another running back in the 2016 class to add to that stable.
The Cyclones enter next season with redshirt sophomore Tyler Brown, true sophomore Martinez Syria and redshirt freshman Michael Warren as the primary runners and will also bring in two true freshmen in Joshua Thomas and Sheldon Croney, one of which will almost certainly redshirt.
Nonetheless, as Iowa State has seen in recent seasons, there can never be too much depth at the running back position. While the list isn't yet extensive, here are four backs Iowa State has offered for the 2016 class.
Boyd, ranked No. 31 at running back in the 2016 class, would be a tough get for Iowa State as the seventh-best back in Texas. His offer list is now nearing 20, and in addition to Iowa State, schools including Kansas State, Michigan, Nebraska and Missouri are offering. Nonetheless, Boyd holds an offer.
While many of Iowa State' recent running back targets have been at the high school level, the Cyclones are taking a shot at this product out Dodge City C.C., who is highly-regarded at the JUCO level. Thompson, at 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, is a bigger back who is seeing his recruitment heat up. He holds offers from Iowa State, Florida, Arizona State, Colorado State and Louisville.
A smaller back out of Texas, the biggest battle for Anderson will likely come from within his home state. Ranked No. 10 among 2016 backs in Texas, Anderson holds an offer from Texas along with other in-state schools, Houston and SMU.
Street is an intriguing 6-foot-2 product out of Alabama. His biggest offer currently is from Iowa State, though he has racked up a number of other offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Memphis and Southern Mississippi among others.