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Weekend Recruitment Rewind

Iowa State football had a busy weekend with recruits.

Matt Campbell and company had a busy weekend between camps held in Ames and all the commitments that came in over the weekend. All together Iowa State picked up four commitments over the weekend. So let’s see who these future Cyclones are.

Aric Horne- Linebacker, Florida

The first commitment of the weekend was Aric Horne, an unrated linebacker out of Florida. He has offers from 18 schools including USF, UCF, UCONN and Rutgers. He comes from the same high school and current Cyclones JaQuan and Josh Bailey.

Horne played many positions last season as a junior. He tallied 37 tackles along with four sacks last year. Iowa State likes Horne’s ability to play fast and be physical all at the same time. He will play weak side linebacker once he gets to Ames, though his ability to play all over could be of use for the Cyclones.

Darrell Simmons - Offensive Line, Illinois

The second commitment of the weekend was an offensive lineman out of East St. Louis, Darrell Simmons. Currently Simmons is a two-star recruit, and the 108th offensive lineman in the 2019 recruiting class. He holds offers from Northern Illinois and Ohio.

Simmons will project as an interior offensive lineman for Iowa State, as he currently plays offensive tackle for his high school. Iowa State likes his aggressive style of play and his upside on the offensive line. I would imagine this could be a project type of recruit for Matt Campbell.

DK Blaylock - Wide Receiver, Texas

The third commit of the weekend was wide receiver DK Blaylock. He is rated the 81st overall athlete in the 2019 class, and is currently a 3-star rated recruit. He held offers from Illinois, Southern Miss, and New Mexico State.

Blaylock also plays defensive back, and his ability to play both shows how much of an athlete he is, but his primary position at Iowa State will be wide receiver. Iowa State likes his length and use of speed to get open. Blaylock also likes Iowa State’s past with tall receivers.

Levi Williams- Defensive Back, Florida

Last but not least, Levi Williams. Defensive back from Florida was the fourth and final to commit to Iowa State over the weekend. Currently not rated yet, he holds offers from West Virginia, South Florida, Toledo, and Buffalo.

Williams has the ability to play both corner and safety, but currently projects as a corner. He tallied 36 tackles, one interception and six pass brake-ups last season as a junior.