Signing day is only five days away, and Matt Campbell and his staff are travelling all over the country to round out what seems to be one of the best classes in school history.
Since our last visit, ISU grabbed another commitment by the name of Jacob Bolton.
The 6-foot-6, 305 pound behemoth out of Georgia is the fifth offensive linemen for the class, and gives this 48th-ranked group of total of 22 commitments.
There are still a few targets out there who have yet to pick their respective schools, and we will rank them in order of their impact to the program.
First on the list is offensive lineman Thayer Munford. This 6-foot-6 product out of Ohio is a four-star recruit according to 247, and will come down to one decision — whether Ohio State offers. Word was Urban Meyer attended his basketball game a few weeks ago, and they are debating on giving him the nod. Munford has already officially visited the Buckeyes and heads to campus agin this weekend for a unofficial visit. If they don't offer, it comes down to ISU and Kentucky, with the Wildcats perceived to be a slight favorite. He is ranked as the 30th-best offensive tackle in this class.
With the scenario of Kam White going to Ole Miss, the next prospect on the list is safety Keontae Jones, brother to current wide receiver Deshaunte Jones. Remember, ISU splashed with Jones’s commitment on national signing day a year ago when he chose the Clones over Virginia Tech, and would make a statement to get another sibling on the roster. The crystal ball has him signing with the Clones, and his projected visit to Virginia Tech this weekend will tell the story. Jones is currently ranked as the #40 overall safety in this class, and will make his decision on January 31st.
Milton, a wide receiver out of Florida, is said to be leaning towards the Cyclones. At 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds he projects as another burner at the famed “M” position. Already with offers from both Michigan State and Kentucky, this 3-star recruit had over 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2016.
Robinson, an outside linebacker who visited Ames on January 20th, is currently committed to West Virginia. At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Robinson is the 58th-best athlete in the 2017 class. He visited Morgantown this past weekend, and with no word of a decommitment, he appears unlikely to join the Cyclones.
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These cornerbacks were on ISU’s radar in past weeks, but sources have claimed that the staff is happy with their current cornerback class. You never know though, as Campbell loves to fill up the defensive backfield.
The former USC lineman visited Ames last weekend, and seems to have a bond with current grad transfer commit David Dawson (Michigan), as the two knew each other from high school days. Rodgers was once a 4-star high school recruit, and would have one year left of eligibility, but is weighing his options. He will visit Ole Miss, and is gaining attention from the likes of Baylor and North Carolina. He likely won’t make his decision until April or May.
Kamilo Tongamoa — Update
While Tongomoa is a verbal commit, he just visited Oregon a week ago. This JUCO transfer is ranked as the highest player in the class, according to 247. Campbell, defensive line coach Eli Rasheed, and recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh brought the full court press on an in-home visit a few nights ago. Tongamoa would be the foundation for the defensive front in 2017. ISU has to hold on to this one.
That is all for now, look for things to heat up in the next few days.
In the meantime, check out this hype video from the Cyclone Football Program. Enjoy