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Bacon Bits: Iowa State Football Recruiting Notes (3/30/20)

A big week for the staff in the midwest.

Iowa State had a big week on the trail in the midwest, hitting Minnesota, Ohio and Michigan hard. In past weeks, they offered a lot unranked players by 247sports with limited Power 5 offers, but this week they offered 11 players that are ranked by 247sports. Take those ratings with a grain of salt, but it’s telling where the staff’s focus is while they are in the homestretch of the 2021 class.

I got the chance to talk with a few of the athletes and all of them were excited by the offer.

*all ratings are by

New Offers (week of 3/23/20-/3-29/20)

2022 DE Chase Carter (Minneapolis, MN)- “It’s a blessing to receive an offer from Iowa state and I can’t thank them enough for believing in me enough to give me a scholarship. It’s a dream come true.” Iowa State is his first offer.

2021 3-Star CB Ricardo Hallman (Fort Lauderdale, FL)- I love Iowa State and how they play, I got the chance to watch a couple of games last season.” Offers from Baylor, Boston College, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, FIU, Louisville, Miami (FL), Michigan, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Toledo, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin.

2021 3-Star OT Jack Leyrer (Dallas, TX)- “I’m really pumped about the offer. One of my friends has been to an Iowa State game before and says the environment is crazy awesome and says the campus is really cool! I really enjoyed talking with Coach Myers who seems like a really cool guy. We talked a lot about the program and how a significant amount of the coaches have had an offensive line background, which I think would be super beneficial to any offensive lineman!” Offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Baylor, Colorado, Dartmouth, Houston, Louisiana, SMU, Tulsa and UTSA.

2021 DE Myles Mendeszoon (Chardon, OH)- I’m very grateful for the offer and glad that hard work is paying off. I’m looking forward to going down to visit the campus and meeting the whole coaching staff in person.” Offer from Bucknell.

2021 3-Star S Isaiah Nwokobia (Dallas, TX)- Offers from Arkansas, Boise State, California, Colorado, Duke, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois State, Kansas, Louisiana, Memphis, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU, Texas, Texas Tech, UNLV, USC, Utah State, Vanderbilt and Washington State.

2021 CB Da’Quan Gonzales (Jensen Beach, FL)- Offers from Coastal Carolina, Columbia, Dartmouth, Louisville, Syracuse, USF, Wake Forest and Yale.

2021 3-Star OT Ethan Boyd (East Lansing, MI)- Offers from Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio, Toledo, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan.

2021 3-Star DT Matthew Alexander (Buford, GA)- Offers from Appalachian State, Arizona State, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, East Carolina, Georgia State, Kentucky, Liberty, Maryland, Rutgers, South Alabama, UCF, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

2021 3-Star WR Markus Allen (Clayton, OH)- Offers from Air Force, Akron, Army, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Kansas, Kent State, Liberty, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Toledo, Virginia, Wake Forest, Western Michigan and Wisconsin.

2021 3-Star OT Thomas Cole (San Luis Obispo, CA)- Offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal Poly, California, Colorado, Kansas State, Michigan State, Oregon State, Princeton, Utah, and Yale. Washington State.

2021 3-Star DE Robert Jackson (Warminster, PA)- Offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and Toledo.

2021 3-Star QB Jacob Rodriguez (Wichita Falls, TX)- Offers from Air Force, Hawaii, Houston, Kansas State, North Texas, San Diego State, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulane, Tulsa and Virginia.

2021 CB Jordan Blackmon (Melbourne, FL)- Offers from Auburn, Baylor, Charlotte, Cincinnati, UCONN, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami (FL), Missouri, NC State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Southern Miss, Temple, Tennessee, Troy UCF, USC and USF.

2021 3-Star RB Anthony Tyus III (Portage, MI)- Akron, Ball State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Kent State, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan.

2021 OLB Carston Marshall (Wadsworth, OH)- Offers from Akron, Buffalo and Princeton.

2022 WR Hank Beatty (Rochester, IL)- “Thank you, I am very excited to receive an offer from Iowa State, they are my first Power 5 offer. Their program seems like it has been getting better and better these past few years. I know their head coach is doing a great job there and I’m extremely excited.” Offers from Central Michigan, Illinois State, Southern Illinois and Western Illinois.

2022 4-Star ATH CJ Brown (Beggs, OK)- Offers from Memphis, Nebraska, North Texas, Oklahoma State and TCU.

2021 JUCO TE DeShawn Hanika (Butler C.C.)- Offers from Louisiana and UTEP.

Cutting Down the List

2022 4-Star DB Xavier Nwankpa (Altoona, IA)- Cut his top seven down to Iowa State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas State, Nebraska and Iowa.