Iowa State Recruiting Trend Meter 2.0

AllCyclones takes a look at where Iowa State is sitting with some of its targets with one week until Signing Day.

The recruitment of Jalen Cochran has been pretty fluid in recent days and while Iowa State has seemed to be in a good position for the nation's No. 32 overall outside linebacker, each day he doesn't commit the comfort level for the staff has to drop. Cochran was between Iowa State and Miami (OH) with the two options basically being between going farther from home to play at a higher level or stay close to home. Now, Arizona has offered. He may visit, but it remains uncertain if Arizona can entice him here late. The Cyclones are very much in the picture, but his Sunday announcement was already postponed and nobody knows when he might announce. 

Announcement Date: Unknown.


The Cyclones aren't out on JaQuan Bailey and have paid him a lot of attention in the last two weeks, but things are trending in the direction of Tennessee, where he visited Jan. 15-17 and may have committed had he not been waiting until Signing Day. Bailey visited Iowa State from Jan. 25-26 for Big Monday, but it isn't clear how the trip went. Additionally, it was a shorter trip than a weekend stop and his brother, Joshua, didn't come with him. He'll likely visit Virginia Tech this weekend and as of now the signs still point to him ending up at Tennessee. 

Announcement Date: Signing Day.


The chances of landing Joshua Bailey are likely tied to his brother, JaQuan. There's a good chance the two will attend the same school as of now and Joshua has reportedly been offered by Tennessee as well, where he visited with his brother from Jan. 15-17. If JaQuan ends up in Ames, Joshua is likely to as well. Right now, that recruitment is thus trending toward the Volunteers. Joshua will visit Ames by himself from Jan. 29-31 before he and his brother decide on Signing Day.

Announcement Date: Signing Day.


Iowa State is in good shape with receiver Calvin Jackson Jr., but the meter has been downgraded because it isn't clear if the Cyclones will end up having room in the class or the desire to add another receiver. Jackson Jr. liked his trip and is between Toledo, Iowa State and Akron barring one last official visit. With that said, it is no longer a certainty that Iowa State will make an in-home trip this week and as the class starts to fill up there might not be room. 

Announcement Date: Likely on Signing Day.


Iowa State is in good shape with Cincinnati running back David Montgomery who enjoyed his official visit to Iowa State this past weekend less than one week after the Cyclones offered him. With Adrian Killins out of the picture, Montgomery could become a priority as Iowa State attempts to add one more running back or dynamic athlete. For now, Iowa State appears to be the leader and is expected to be in-home with Montgomery by week's end. He will visit Illinois this weekend before making a decision shortly after. If his recruitment ended today he'd be playing college ball in Ames.


Announcement Date: Likely February 1 or 2.


There is a growing sense that Iowa State could get good news on tight end Chase Allen when he makes his final announcement between finalists Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa State on Friday. Allen's recruitment has trended toward Iowa State in the last 24 to 48 hours and Iowa State was due in for his basketball game Thursday night with offensive coordinator Tom Manning and tight ends coach Alex Golesh. Allen's recruitment has been rather crazy since the likes of Michigan, Nebraska, Florida State, Oklahoma State and others joined the mix in mid-December, but Iowa State has made him a priority since visiting him Dec. 2, the first day it hit the road. 

Announcement Date: Likely by Jan. 31.


Iowa State is still in good shape to land tight end Pro Wells, but his recruitment remains fluid. The Cyclones are likely to visit Wells sometime Wednesday or by the end of the week before he visits Marshall. Truly, his recruitment as it stands now might be between UCF and Iowa State with the Cyclones as the leader barring a change in his recruitment. A lot could change by Signing Day, including the possibility of other schools getting involved.

Announcement Date: Signing Day.


Iowa State is one of three finalists for Missouri guard/center Dylan Powell but will face stiff competition in the final week. Stanford offered last week after Powell was accepted and Virginia Tech is the other finalist. Powell will visit Virginia Tech from Wednesday until Friday morning and then goes to Stanford from Friday night until Monday morning. The plan is for Powell to decide between the three Monday night or Tuesday morning. If his trip out west goes well, Stanford may be the favorite. With Trystan Castillo sticking with Missouri, Powell is one of Iowa State's final offensive line targets.  

Announcement Date: Potentially February 1.


Alaric Jackson seems destined to end up at Iowa, but Iowa State got what may have been his final visit. He doesn't appear likely to visit Nebraska and won't be visiting Michigan State it doesn't appear, though the Spartans could still make a push for the in-state talent. Jackson is friends with receiver commit Jalen Martin, but he also has a friend committed to Iowa and seems to be trending in that direction. 

Announcement Date: Unknown.


Iowa State has a true shot to land Chinedu Udeogu, but it all depends how he feels when his visits are done. He enjoyed his trip to Ames and Iowa State coaches have made their interest apparent with stops in Maryland to see him. The key reason Iowa State could be in play to flip him from California is his brother Oge being at Iowa State. Oge has made his interest in playing with Chinedu clear on social media, but it remains to be seen if that'll entice him to flip. With last weekend's snowstorm postponing his trip to Cal, Udeogu will now visit Cal from Jan. 29-31, which could make it a race between Cal and Iowa State and leave Wake Forest out.

Announcement Date: Unknown.


The chances at landing JUCO defensive end Justin Stewart appear favorable for Iowa State if all goes well on his weekend trip from Jan. 29-31. Stewart is a quick pass-rusher with two years to play two who Iowa State just offered in the final 10 or so days before Signing Day. He's really between New Mexico and Iowa State, and could be on commit watch come Sunday morning when he leaves Ames. 

Announcement Date: Potentially Sunday.


Iowa State is vying to get defensive end Kelvin Lucky's final visit, but because his mother will be driving, it's somewhat of a crapshoot if the Cyclones will. He has visited UCF and Vanderbilt and now has one more trip the weekend of Jan. 29-31. Lou Ayeni has been by to see Lucky, his family and coach twice in as many weeks and Lucky admitted he doesn't need to necesarily visit a school to pick them. He has a range of Power 5 offers, so this could go in any direction. For now, the Cyclones have a shot, but Lucky still isn't sure which schools he'll be visiting this weekend. 

Announcement Date: Unknown.


Iowa State seemed to have a realistic chance at Chase Pine around New Year's, but it's almost 100 percent certain he'll remain with Pitt come Signing Day. He has publicly announced his reaffirmation and despite Iowa State's stops in Virginia to see him, it still looks very unlikely. 

Announcement Date: If anything, Signing Day.


It's hard to say exactly where Iowa State stands with Florida defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt as he's been pretty quiet with his recruitment in recent weeks after visiting Ames from Jan. 15-17. He is set to visit Virginia Tech from Jan. 29-31 before a decision, and it could ultimately come down to those two schools. So right now, it's 50/50 for the nation's No. 97 tackle. The Cyclones were expected to see him Wednesday before his final trip.

Announcement Date: Unknown.


Things have been relatively quiet on the Harry Ballard front since Iowa State offered him in mid-December, but with the 6-foot-2 receiver announcing Sunday that he would visit Iowa State from Jan. 29-31, it's looking like he could still be in the mix. Whether Iowa State adds one more receiver is uncertain, but the list seems to be whittled down to a few meaning if Iowa State doesn't fill up and he does indeed visit, the Cyclones are probably in pretty good shape. Still, right now things are starting to trend away from the Cyclones taking another wideout in this class. 

Announcement Date: Unknown.


Much like Iowa State running back Mike Warren, Tulsa (Okla.) running back and athlete Joshua Jacobs is suddenly a late emerging prospect in the 2016 class, maybe to a much bigger degree. Jacobs has interest right now from Oklahoma and Alabama in addition to Iowa State and others, and all seem to be vying for a weekend visit. The tought is that whoever gets that visit might land him. Stay tuned as Jacobs soon sets those plans. For now, Oklahoma is the obvious favorite. 

Announcement Date: Unknown.


As Iowa State attempts to land a high school defensive end in the final days, it has widened its pool of prosects with an offer to Miami (OH) defenensive end Tamarion Johnson, who is the No. 80 overall defensive end in the class. He has also recently added offers from Minnesota and Purdue. Whoever gets Johnson on campus this weekend might have a good shot to flip him, but those plans are still in the works. 

Announcement Date: Unknown.


Another new defensive end target is Michigan decommit Rashad Weaver. As with many other prospects on this list, it's going to likely come down to who he visits in the final days before Signing Day. Penn State, Virginia and a host of other Power 5 schools are trying to get involved with Weaver as well. 

Announcement Date: Unknown.


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