10 recruits will be in Hilton on December 9 to watch the basketball team take on Iowa. This is a huge weekend for all of Iowa State Athletics and a good chance to pick up some recruits with some significant stars next to their names.
It's been a rough week for Cyclone
fans but December 9 could be biggest day of the year for Iowa State Athletics.
On the 9th, not only will the basketball team take on their hated
rivals in Iowa, but there will be a total of 10 and counting
recruits visiting Ames. The following is a list of the players
visiting and my current thoughts on where they're at in the recruiting process
after talking to most of them.
Josh Johnson is a 5'10 running
back out of Ponca City High School in Oklahoma. He's a quick back with 4.5 speed.
From the looks of things, Iowa State just might be the front runner for
Johnson. He has no other visits scheduled at this time. One of Johnson's high
school teammates committed earlier this week (Rashawn Parker) so that might be
good news for Cyclone fans.
Jamaal Evans is a highly touted
prospect out of Irving,
Texas. Evans might just be the most
sought after recruit in this year's class. Evans has been listed at having 4.66
speed but many people believe that time is way off. Evans has also discussed
enrolling early wherever he goes so that he can be a big impact on the field
next year. He'd be a nice change of pace. Evans has already visited Georgia Tech
State. He also has offers
from Minnesota and North
Cody Habben is a 6.5, 280 pound
lineman out of Issequah,
Washington. This is a kid who has a
ton of offers though Iowa State is the only current Big 12 team
offering him. He's already visited Washington State and he has one set up with Oregon State in January. Habben has also been
offered by Arizona State, Oregon, Utah and
Ahtyba Rubin is a chance for the
Cyclones to make immediate impact on their offensive line next season. Rubin is
a 6'4, 290 pound lineman out of Trinity
College and Iowa State is currently his only visit.
Chris Carney is defensive back out
that I think the Cyclones have an extremely good shot at landing. Carney seems
to be very high on Iowa State and has been looking forward to
visit for sometime. Carney is an incredible athlete and a great kid as well.
Keep your fingers crossed for a commitment on the 9th from this
Jan Gewont is a 6'5, 280 pound
offensive lineman out of Palos
Hills, Illinois that
just set this visit up recently. Gewont has a ton of offers but Iowa State is the only one from a big time
conference and I think that will be a huge consideration for him after talking
to him. He is impressed with the Cyclones and is looking forward to the visit.
He has also set up visits with Ball
State and New Mexico State.
Kris Means is a 6'0, 220 pound
linebacker out of Colorado who has great speed with a 4.5 40. Means committed to
Iowa State early and is extremely excited about his trip to
Ames on the
10th. Means was also offered by Colorado and Colorado State.
D' Marcus Lang has been under the
radar until as of late but the athlete has received offers from Kansas, Iowa
State, SMU and Arizona. Iowa State is his only visit as of now. I
believe the Cyclones have a great shot at landing Lang in the next few
Shannon Boatman is an enormous
JUCO offensive lineman that will be visiting on the 9th. This is a
guy that could come in and start right away if he were to attend Iowa State. He's an All-American and all you
need to do is look at the schools interested in Boatman. Boatman has visits set
with Florida State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and Texas
The last week has been painful for
State fans but this is a
great chance to bring a lot of good news to Cyclone Football. It's either going
to be really good or really bad so Cyclone fans need to rock the roof off of
Hilton and show these kids what the Magic is all about.