2022 Iowa State Football Positions Preview: Safeties


Welcome to our 2022 position previews, where we will spend the last few weeks before kickoff going over each position group for the 2022 team, now that we have previewed the offense, it’s time for the defense. Today, it’s the safeties. Departures So, stick with me here. Because it’s going to start off pretty dark. The departures include Greg Eisworth who graduated and Kym-Mani King who transferred to FAMU (yes, the same team that beat us in basketball), and Isheem Young who transferred to Ole Miss. Young’s departure surprised me a little. Eisworth was a four-year starter, three time All Big 12, and a Jim Thorpe watchlist in his consecutive three years. Young was co-freshman of the year in the Big 12, but admittedly, he took a step back in 2021 where his playing time wasn’t secure at the end of the year. His departure still surprised me, but I’m not as doom and gloom as I was when he announced he was transferring.