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Bacon Bits: Iowa State Football Recruiting Notes (3/23/20)

COVID-19 isn’t stopping the staff from recruiting.

COVID-19 has slowed down the Iowa State coaches on the recruiting trail somewhat, but not completely. They managed to offer 12 players over the past two weeks and I was able to catch up with a few of them.

They hammered home the 2021 class especially, but they also offered a class of 2022, 2023 and a grad transfer from Akron.

*Rankings provided by 247sports

New Offers

2021 OT Devon Manuel (Arnaudville, LA)- Well I didn’t really know much about the program today, but I’m definitely ready to learn more and meet the coaches, and one day visit the campus!” Offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, Tulane, Houston, Grambling State, Nicholls State and Texas Southern.

2021 TE Jack Witmer (Cypress, TX)- The offer from Iowa State is great. I’ve spoken with multiple coaches on the staff and they are quality guys who care for their players in all aspects of life, not just football. Iowa State has one of the best tight end rooms in the country and it would be an honor to be a part of it. I’m very appreciative of the opportunity I’ve been given to become a part of a great Iowa state program and I can’t thank the coaches enough for the opportunity.” Offers from Houston Baptist, New Mexico, ECF, UTSA, Abilene Christian, Dartmouth, Lehigh.

2021 3-star TE Mason Tharp (Spring, TX)- Offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Duke, Illinois, Kansas, North Texas, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Rice, SMU, Texas Tech, Utah, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

2021 RB Tre’Quan Hilton (Saint Petersburg, FL)- I’m extremely happy and thankful for the opportunity coach Veidt is giving me. I don’t know a lot about the program coach was telling me a little bit about it earlier.” Iowa State is his first offer.

2021 WR Aramoni Rhone (Orlando, FL)- Offers from Arizona State, Charlotte, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Western Michigan.

2021 TE Vic Mullen (Ottawa, IL)- I am pumped about the offer! I loved my visit. When I talked to coach manning he showed me how much they use the tight ends. All in all it was a fantastic visit.” Offers from Louisville, Appalachian State, Central Michigan and UCF.

2021 3-Star S Rod Moore (Clayton, OH)- Offers from Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Liberty, Maryland, Miami (OH), Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Western Michigan and Wisconsin

2021 3-Star ATH Trevion Stevenson (Hampton, VA)- Offers from Army, Austin Peay, Buffalo, California, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Fordham, Georgia State, Kansas, Liberty, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Old Dominion, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Youngstown State

2021 3-Star CB Phillip Riley (Varico, FL)- Offers from Boston College, Bowling green, Campbell, Clemson, FIU, Florida State, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Southern Miss, Temple, Tennessee State, Texas Tech, Toledo, UCF, USC, USF, Washington State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

2022 LB Keon Wylie (Philadelphia, PA)- Offers from Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, UMASS, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Texas A&M and West Virginia.

2023 LB Semaj Bridgeman (Philadelphia, PA)- I really appreciate the offer! I don’t really know too much about Iowa State’s program but I’m familiar with a player that attends the school so I started to research the school.” Offers from Syracuse, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Bowling Green and Central Michigan.

Akron Grad Transfer OT Brandon Council- Offers from USC.