Who Iowa State Added
The Scouting Report
Steven Wirtel: In Wirtel, Iowa State adds the nation's No. 6 overall long snapper according to Kohl's Kicking. Wirtel is a consistent snapper with good velocity on his snaps, but he is also a long snapper with good athleticism. Also a receiver in high school, Wirtel has athleticism at 6-foot-4 that allows him to excel in punt coverage. — Scout's Alex Halsted
The Position Situation
With the loss of long snappers Jake Rhoads and Tanner Tusha from 2015, the expectation is that Wirtel will start for Iowa State from Day 1 in 2016. The Cyclones brought Wirtel in for that very reason and it should be his job from Day 1 of fall camp. Wirtel is continuing to develop but should have no problem making an impact immediate.