Iowa State football received some serious help yesterday in the form of two new recruits.
Dave Dawson, a graduate transfer offensive lineman from Michigan, and OJ Tucker, a cornerback from Florida, committed on Sunday. Both will help bolster Iowa State’s depth needs.
Dawson is a former Under Armour game participant that was one of the top offensive guard recruits in the country for the 2013 recruiting class. He appeared in 14 games for Michigan, playing almost every position on the offensive line. He even appeared on the defensive line in a game against Rutgers this past season.
Physical, tough, nasty! Elite player and elite person coming to CyclONENation! #WinUpFront #WinWithPeople #AStormIsBrewing— Matt Campbell (@ISUMattCampbell) January 15, 2017
Dawson appears to be the versatile type of lineman Matt Campbell and his staff have been targeting in this year's class. Guys who can play multiple positions are a hot commodity, and to get one that has experience playing at a high level will help putting together a line that much simpler this upcoming season.
Here are some of Dawson’s high school highlights:
Iowa State is expected to have one more OL graduate transfer visit before national signing day. If things go as planned, next year's offensive line starters are unfolding before our eyes and the unit has the potential to be one of our strong points.
Tucker was the surprise of the day. He’s a 3-star cornerback out of Florida and is believed to be one of the best cover corners out of the state. Tucker is the 86th ranked corner in the 2017 class and has a 84 composite rating on 247Sports. He also held offers from FAU, Kentucky and Georgia Tech.
Huge ending to an elite weekend! Elite player, elite person and elite cover skills! #WinWithPeople#CycloneNation. #AStormIsBrewing pic.twitter.com/Abw3CogCwW— Matt Campbell (@ISUMattCampbell) January 16, 2017
Tucker has great size and speed, which allows him to cover almost anyone. He’s also shown to be a difference maker on special teams, which is something that can get him on the field early in his Cyclone career. He’ll certainly add depth to one of Iowa State’s strengths in the secondary.
You can check out Tucker’s senior highlights here.
Stay tuned for more recruiting updates. Signing day is only two weeks away.