Iowa State’s offensive line has been one of the most debated position groups over the last two seasons as Matt Campbell continues to search for the right pieces. The Cyclones were able to sign four lineman in the 2019 class thus far and each one of them has some size to them. Let’s take a look at the four signees in the 2019 class.
Grant Treiber - Offensive Tackle
Grant Treiber is a 3-star offensive tackle prospect from South Dakota. Treiber has a composite ranking of 86 according to 247sports. Treiber also held offers from Oregon, Minnesota, and Missouri.
Treiber may be the lone signee that is ready to play now. He plays the tackle position with loose hips and great footwork all tools that every good offensive lineman has to posses to be successful at any level. I think with overall athleticism combined with brute strength, he should be able to make a push into the two deeps once he gets on to campus in the summer. He also shouldn’t be limited to just the tackle position which is also key, with his size it should allow him to possibly be moved inside to the guard position if needed at any time.
Jarrod Hufford - Offensive Tackle
Jarrod Hufford is a 3-star offensive tackle prospect from Ohio., and has a composite ranking of 85 according to 247sports. Hufford also held offers from Cincinnati, Indiana and Bowling Green.
There are two things that stick out to me about Jarrod Hufford. His reach and explosiveness. Hufford’s ability to explode out of his stance and make the difficult reach blocks is vital in football, especially with some of the gaps and blitzes that will come his way. The explosiveness to pop out and get to the second level and deliver a massive block is also there for Hufford, and that’s pretty evident in his film. That particular skill is lacking in the most current version of the Cyclone offensive line, so his addition will allow the group to take a big step forward in the future. Right now, he probably projects to be a right tackle for most of his time in Ames.
Jake Remsburg - Offensive Tackle
Jakes Remsburg is a 3-star offensive tackle prospect from West Des Moines Valley. Remsburg has a composite ranking of 84 according to 247Sports, and had an offer from only Iowa State, but had interest from Iowa and Kansas.
Remsburg is a physical blocker on the edge and can get to the second level to make his blocks as well. One of the main things that stick out to me is that he is able to be the physical blocker he is while playing high. The coaches will certainly want to fix his hips and make him play with more leverage to compete against more skilled defensive lineman at the collegiate level. However, it isn’t something to worry about, as this is a very coachable correction that can be made.
Darrell Simmons - Offensive Guard
Darrel Simmons is a 3-star offensive guard from Illinois. Simmons holds an 83 composite ranking according to 247Sports, and also had offers from Ohio, Northern Illinois and South Dakota State.
Darrell Simmons projects to play on the interior of the offensive line at guard or center. Right now, he looks to be the project of the group. Simmons wasn’t highly rated prior to attending a satellite camp, but his performance impressed the coaches enough to offer him. Iowa State will trust what they saw over the summer and run with it.