Iowa State added four offensive linemen in the 2015 class with two high school signees (Julian Good-Jones and Bryce Meeker) and two JUCO signees (Jaypee Philbert and Patrick Scoggins). Now the process begins again with 2016.
While Iowa State adds two freshmen who will likely redshirt during the 2015 season, it will lose four linemen after next season as Brock Dagel, Jamison Lalk, Oni Omoile and Wendell Taiese all graduate. How many offensive linemen Iowa State is seeking to add in the 2016 class is uncertain, but it already has a number of prospects.
The four-star guard from Urbandale has held an offer from Iowa State for quite some time, and the Cyclones are likely in decent shape with the central Iowa product. Heinrich would be a huge add in the 2016 class, but it will certainly take work to land him. He holds offers from Kansas State, California, Duke, Illinois and Louisville among others.
Iowa State is Witt's lone offer currently among Big Ten and Big 12 teams, which could ultimately lead for the Illinois product who wishes to remain close to home if possible. Nonetheless, Witt has drawn interest from some of the Big Ten powers, so it remains to be seen how this will play out.
Farniok is the brother of recent Iowa State center Tom Farniok, but it's not clear if that will help the Cyclones' cause. If Tom were still in Ames, it may play a bigger factor, but Matt is a four-star lineman with an array of options. His offer list includes the likes of Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan State, Nebraska and Stanford.
Bright is another Urbandale prospect who has visited Iowa State numerous times in the last year. He has offers from Eastern Michigan, South Dakota and Ohio currently, but it remains to be seen what interest the Iowa schools have.
Geographically, Bredeson makes sense as a Wisconsin native, but it seems unlikely he lands in Ames. The four-star lineman is the No. 1 guard in the 2016 class and will have his choice where he plays with offers from the football powers, including Alabama and Ohio State.
Hecht visited Iowa State in March for Junior Day, and while he has yet to net an offer, he has received interest from Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State and Northern Illinois in addition to Iowa State.
After Behrndt visited Iowa State in March, it's unclear where the Cyclones sit with the Missouri offensive lineman. He holds offers from Illinois, Kansas, Syracuse, Ball State and Appalachian State. Iowa State has yet to offer Behrndt, who Scout.com ranks as the top guard in Missouri for 2016.
Powell visited Iowa State for Junior Day and holds offers from Air Force, Austin Peay, Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Southeast Missouri State. Thus far, a Power 5 offer hasn't come, but Powell has drawn interest from a number of Power 5 teams.
Kegel has visited Iowa State and the Minnesota native holds an offer from the Cyclones as well as Minnesota and Pittsburg. Nonetheless, in a recent update, Kegel told Scout.com he is drawn between Minnesota and Oklahoma State.
Van Lanen is a Wisconsin native, but is likely to be a tough get. He holds an offer from the home-star Badgers in addition to Michigan State, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska among others.
The lone JUCO prospect on this list, Autry has been offered by Iowa State. The Cyclones could be helped by adding two of his teammates in 2015 (Jaypee Philbert and Bobby Leath), but Autry holds a number of other offers, including ones from Arizona State, Baylor, Florida and Kansas State among many others.
Regarded as one of the top centers in the 2016 class, Heggie holds offers from Iowa State, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Indiana and NC State among others.