2016 Hot Board: Defensive Tackles

AllCyclones.com is taking a look at the current names on Iowa State's board as recruiting heads into the summer months. Up next is defensive tackles.

Iowa State added two JUCO defensive tackles in the 2015 class to immediately bolster the interior of its defensive line next season, but that doesn't mean the Cyclones aren't searching to bolster for the future.

Following the 2015 season, Iowa State should still be in relatively good shape at the defensive tackle position as the group is pretty young outside the two JUCOs who will become seniors. Nonetheless, here's a look at some earlier names Iowa State has shown interest in for 2016.

Ranked as the No. 2 defensive tackle in Illinois and No. 30 overall for the 2016 class, Panasiuk already has 11 Power 5 offers, and Iowa State appears to be facing an uphill climb. Panasiuk still hasn't determined his top schools to keep in contact with as he has mentioned recently.

Wallace's current Power 5 offers come from Iowa State, Texas Tech and Washington. He is regarded as the No. 9 defensive tackle in Texas and the Cyclones are one of the first schools in on him.

Johnson is the third and final player with an Iowa State offer on this early board, and he is also the lone JUCO, hailing from Fort Scott C.C. He also holds offers from Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and N.C. State among others, and early indications are that Iowa State isn't in his current top mix.

While Roden is 6-foot-2, he is said to play big. Thus far, he hasn't garnered any offers, but the evaluation period is likely to play a big role in his recruitment, and interest could pick up in the coming weeks as camps begin.

Taylor hasn't garnered any offers, but is hearing from Iowa State and a number of Big Ten schools. He had plans to visit Iowa State, but it isn't clear if that happened or is still set to occur this summer.

Spradley now reportedly has an offer from Florida, which could jumpstart his recruitment. To date, that remains his lone offer, although Iowa State, Nebraska and Arizona are said to be showing interest.

Massenberg is another JUCO product on this list from Ellsworth C.C. He has netted eight offers to date, but is still waiting on his first Power 5 offer.

Beyer doesn't have any offers, but has heard from both Iowa State and Missouri in the past. He attended Iowa State's wrestling camp last summer.

Tatum has a number of offers, but to date holds no Power 5 offers. With that said, California, Texas Tech, Arizona State and Washington State have all showed considerable interest this spring and multiple schools could be close to offering.


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