Here is a list of my personal top 5 offensive players that I think Iowa State has a good shot of getting. Keep in mind that this is my personal list so it's not necessarily going by anything just what I know and my gut feelings.
1- Jamaal Evans- 5'8, 179 pounds,
4.66 40, Irving, TX- RB
Evans will leave
School as the all-time leading rusher.
He is an extremely shifty back that would be a nice addition to the Cyclone
backfield. As a junior Evans ran for 2,103 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. The 4.66 speed may not be accurate
according to some things I have read. Evans is a quick back with great football
instincts. Evans will visit Iowa State on Dec.9. He is also being
recruited by Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State,
Kansas State, LSU,
2- Mitchell Moore- 5'11, 195
pounds, 4.4 40, Gurnee, IL- RB
I am a sucker for speed and that's
what Moore brings to the table.
Moore runs a 4.4/40 and is an
incredible athlete on top of that. Last season Moore rushed for 1,700 yards and had 24
touchdowns. Moore is one of the top running backs
in all of Illinois and could also play on the
defensive side of the ball. Any player Iowa State can get with 4.4 speed would be
an asset to the team. Moore had an unofficial visit on Oct.10
and should be making a decision in the near future. Other contenders for
Moore are Northern Illinois,
3- Perry Dorrestein-6'7, 305
pounds, 5.2 40, Plainfield, IL-OL
I think that
Iowa State has a great shot at this big
offensive lineman out of Illinois. He's not only a great player but
a great guy off the field and he's very bright. Dorrestein recorded 25 pancakes
during his junior season. In addition to Iowa State, Nebraska,
Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern and
Purdue are all still in the mix. As of now Dorrestein is more interested in
getting his high school season over with than picking a
4- Adrian Cannon- 6'2, 195 pounds,
4.5 40, Auburn
Hills, MI, WR
This could be a good guy to jump
in and replace Jon Davis. Cannon has good size and good speed to complement it.
Cannon was all-conference as a junior when he had 33 catches for 620 yards and
12 touchdowns. Cannon has said repeatedly that he likes the
Iowa State coaching staff so that will be
good for the Cyclones. If a lot of the bigger schools such as
Florida State and
Miami stay away from him,
Iowa State has a great shot. Cannon has also
been offered by are North Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Bowling Green,
Toledo and Ball State.
5- Donald Bowens- 6'3, 195 pounds,
4.7 40, St.
Petersburg, FL, WR
Bowens is listed as a wide
receiver but this kid can really play anywhere. In addition to playing receiver
in high school he is a standout linebacker and a very good basketball player as
well. Bowens is a pure athlete with some good size and could stack up well
anywhere in the Big 12. The big competition here is
Nebraska as he is set to visit there on
Nov. 11. Bowens is also receiving attention from
Mississippi, Rutgers and South Florida.
I don't like Iowa State's chances of landing Bowens as
well as the others but he would be a great pick up. Watching his film it reminds
me of former Detroit Lions star Herman Moore.