Hey Cyclone fans, I hope you are hungry. Hungry for some bacon because who the hell isn’t always hungry for bacon? Ok, it isn’t real bacon, but this is my feature for Iowa State football recruiting tidbits I have during the week. Anything on my mind or anything that doesn’t go on my recruiting big boards will be posted here as “Bacon Bits”. Whether you like it crispy, chewy or somewhere in-between. There is always something for everyone.
Since yesterday, there have been plenty of offers flying out so I will just go ahead and let you know what these new offers mean to all these guys. Plus, there was a quiet 2020 commit during Iowa State’s basketball game against Baylor.
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2021 ILB Davon Hicks (Vero Beach, FL): “I am really excited about the offer and I do want to get on campus.”
2021 3-Star SDE Dawson Rivers (Tucker, GA): “I’m just thankful for the coaching staff believing that I’m good enough for them to give me an offer. I’d have to check with my parents about a visit date.”
2021 Safety Jibrahn Claude (Loganville, GA): “It feels good and I feel like it’s a great opportunity! Can’t wait to visit!”
2022 OG Griffin Scroggs (Buford, GA): “I was very happy and excited to get the offer.” And when I asked him about a potential visit, he said “For sure. My mom’s favorite car has always been a tractor.” Maybe one of my favorite responses of all time.
2022 WDE Mario Eugenio (Clearwater, FL): “I am very blessed, and I appreciate that Iowa State has offered me. I would love to take a visit.”
2023 ATH Michael Daugherty (Loganville, GA): “I am grateful that they took time out their day and stopped to talk with my coaches. It is a great school and has had productive years.”
2021 WDE Henry Hughes (Tampa, FL): “I think Iowa state is a great school. I can’t wait to find out more about them when I visit.”
2021 3-Star WR Deion Burks (Belleville, MI): “It’s definitely a big offer and I’m going to make a visit sometime in March.”
2022 ATH Elijah Davis (Auburndale, FL): “I feel good about the offer and I think I’ll love it there.”
2021 DB Malichi Lowery (Auburndale, FL): “I’m excited about it, the offer means a lot to me. I will most likely visit in the spring if not then the summer, but I will be up!”
2021 3-Star OT Weston Jones (Romeo, MI): “I loved everything Iowa State had to say to me how they have turned the program around and are continually improving and how I can be a part of that. I can’t wait to get down there!”
2021 DB Jaylen Martin (Tampa, FL): “I think it’s a good blessing and their program is very great from what I heard about, so I think it’s very great.”
2022 RB Gi’Bran Payne (Cincinnati, OH): “I am very blessed to have received this offer. It meant a lot to me, but I don’t know too much about the Cyclones yet.”
2022 OLB Kaleb Brown (Del Valle, TX): “I’m very excited I’ve been working really hard and Iowa State is a great school. Maybe I will visit in the summer.”
2022 OT Yaser Alawadi (Chicago, IL): “Honestly I’m very grateful to be given an opportunity to play for them. I would love to take a visit.”
2021 TE Gunnar Helm (Englewood, CO): “I was shocked when they offered me, I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity. They know what they want to accomplish, and it would be very cool to be a part of that.”
On Wednesday night, Iowa State received a commitment from kicker Ben Sauls out of Tipp City, Ohio. Ben visited Ames this past weekend and after decommitting from Boston College, he received several offers including Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh. Although it won’t make you hoot and holler, I don’t need to explain why having a good kicker is important.