Cass Tech High School, located in Detroit, Michigan has been an absolute powerhouse, both on the field and getting their players to the next level. However, they might be most known for the amount of defensive backs that have gone onto the college level. Over the past few years, Cass Tech has produced prospects like Michigan senior CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan senior safety Delano Hill, Toledo senior defensive back DeJuan Rogers, and others. In addition the current class of seniors, is also full of talent with Scout 300 safety Jaylenn Kelly-Powell and Scout 300 CB Donovan Johnson.
With all the rich talent at Cass Tech, the Iowa State coaching staff is looking to pull some of it away to Ames, Iowa. One of the top 2018 cornerbacks for the Cyclones is Detroit, MI (Cass Tech) CB Kalon Gervin. Iowa State offered him early in the recruiting process, but have joined a pretty impressive list of offers from other programs like Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, LSU, Oklahoma, Penn State, and many others. Regardless, the Cyclones' constant pursuit of Gervin have them in good shape early on.
“Iowa state is a good program,” Gervin mentioned about the Cyclones. “They are rebuilding and recruiting me extremely hard. They want me to come change the culture there. They let me know that I'm the No. 1 target on the board and I’m a top priority.”
The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder, is being recruited by Matt Campbell, cornerbacks coach D.K. McDonald and assistant scouting coach Derek Hoodjer. He talks to them almost everyday and is has a very solid relationship with all three of them.
“I talk to coach DK, Campbell, Hoodjer, and Famous. But the whole staff writes me all the time. I talk to all of them almost daily, they also send me mail weekly. We are really cool! Just talk about life and how I can come change the culture down in Ames.”
Gervin hasn’t taken a ton of visits this fall, but the one he has taken was to Michigan on September 10th. The visit to the Wolverines was “smooth” and “felt like home” for the Cass Tech prospect. Wisconsin will also get an unofficial visit from Gervin on October 15th. With the full-court press the staff has put on the 2018 defensive back they’re looking to also get a visit.
“The coaches talk to me all the time about getting on campus, they said they can't wait for me to step foot on campus. But I’m not sure if I’ll visit Iowa State this fall.”
The Cyclones currently sit in Gervin’s top 14 list of schools. That is a big list of schools to narrow down, but right now he’s taking his recruitment slow. Gervin is aiming for next summer to trim his list to a top five, and Iowa State might just make the cut.
“Everyone is equal as of right now, I have a top 14 right now. I am trying to trim down my list to a top five sometime next summer. It's possible that Iowa State makes the list, if they continue to recruit me hard they might have a chance.”