I have been focusing a lot on Cyclone Basketball recruiting lately, so let us take a look into what Matt Campbell and Staff have been doing on the Recruiting Trail. All these recruits are 3 star rated unless noted in the article. I worked with ISU Recruit Highlights again for this article. Follow him here:
I will try my best to continually update this, as well as let you guys know when this article is updated.
Here are full articles for the 2021 Cyclone Football Commits:
Here's a quick list:
Jayden Gray- 3 Star DE
Robert Army- 3 Star WR
Jim Bonifas- 3 Star OT
Howard Brown-3 Star DT
Jaylin Noel- 3 Star WR
Tristan Michaud- 3 Star WR
Beau Freyler- 3 Star S
Tyler Moore- 3 Star TE
Charles Wright- 3 Star QB
Carston Marshall- 3 Star LB
Deon Silas- 3 Star RB
Tyler Onyedim- 3 Star DT
Dodge Sauser- 3 Star OT
Myles Mendeszoom- 3 Star DE
Aidan Ralph- 3 star LB
Ben Langston- Unranked S
Rhone looks like a young Hakeem Butler, with the same build and athleticism. ISU is looking to add one more receiver and Rhone would be a big get. The Orlando, Florida native has a big offer list, however Arizona State and Iowa State are his only power 5 offers. Rhone recently released his top 5, which includes ASU, Cincinnati and others to go along with the Cyclones.
Obioha has great size at 6-11, 300 pounds. The Kansas native's recruitment is starting to heat up with a recent offer from Arizona. He deserves it, and looks like a 4 star talent. ISU is recruiting him hard. No word on a time table yet for the offensive tackle.
Winsome Frazier has committed to Iowa State. Frazier seemed to be leaning toward UCF early in recruiting, but then seemed set on the Cyclones the last few weeks. Frazier had offers from Maryland, USF, Pit, Illinois and others. Frazier is a top 1000 player in the class of 2021, along with being rated the 120th player in Florida and the 67th best safety by 247 Sports.
Here is the safety's commitment post from twitter:
Texas native defensive end Jayden Gray has committed to the Cyclones. The defensive end recently decommitted from North Texas in a twitter post, shortly after the Cyclones and Northwestern Offered. The Cyclones seemed to be a big reason why Gray decided to rethink his commitment and choose a different path. Jayden is ranked as the 74th Wide Defensive End and the 192nd ranked player in Texas. With his size at 6-3, 235, Gray could also play some linebacker for the Cyclones. The 3 star recruit has been improving at the rapid rate and will look to become a staple on the ISU Defensive in years to come. He will fill in for some Cyclone greats like Jaquan Bailey on the defensive line when he gets to Ames and will look to continue the pass rush dominance.
Joey Petersen has committed to Iowa State. The class of 2021 wide defensive end is ranked by 247 Sports as the 22nd ranked player in Iowa. He is also ranked as the number 96 WDE in the nation. The in state prospect, who is brothers with Iowa State star DE Zach Petersen, was offered on an unofficial visit to Ames on November 16, 2019. 247 Sports only rates Petersen as a 2 star and does not fall within the top 1500 players in the country for his class, but we all know the success Campbell and staff has with lower rated recruits.
Ben Langston from Blinn Junior College has committed to Iowa State. The safety has great height at 6-2 and will add to an already loaded safety room in 2021 and maybe fill the role of Greg Eisworth who is a projected NFL draft pick during the 2021 season. The Texas native was unranked by 247 Sports, but is known as a top defensive back recruit in the JUCO class of 2021. Langston also holds an offer from Missouri.
Kansas City Wide Receiver Jaylin Noel committed to the Cyclones Sunday. The top 1000 recruit ultimately chose ISU over Nebraska but had tons of major offers. He is rated a 3 star recruit by 247 sports and ESPN. Some of those top offers include Iowa, Minnesota, Washington State, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin. He adds yet another commit in the football class of 2021, which has already passed double digits. He is a top 15 player in Missouri and looks to become another speedster wideout at ISU weighing only 170 pounds and standing 5-11.
Here are some of Noel's high school highlights:
Jaylin Noel's twitter announcement:
Athlete Beau Freyler has committed to the Cyclones. Freyler is a very versatile player and is a huge get for the Cyclones in the class of 2021 The 6'2 player out of Pine Creek, Colorado had offers from Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas State, Michigan State and 18 others! It will be interesting to see what Campbell has in mind for Beau. 247 ranked Beau as the 13th best player in the state of Colorado.
UNC Defensive Back Greg Ross has transferred to Iowa State. The graduate transfer totalled 57 tackles and 9 pass breakups at UNC. He was the #1 ranked safety from Maryland as a recruit and boasted offers from schools like Clemson, Iowa, and Kentucky. Look for him to play a big role for the Cyclones with Anthony Johnson and Datrone Young in the secondary.
Ross has shown his great ability to guard receivers 1 on 1 on an island as seen in this video:
I will dive into the top 10 best Rated Iowa State Football Recruits of the Decade. I used many sources, the top 2 being ESPN and 247 Sports. I looked at many factors including each players scouting grade, number of stars, and their recruitment level throughout ALL of their high school careers. I also took into account top recruit camps they were invited to, etc.
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#10: qB Re-Al Mitchell- St. John Bosco (CA)
Re-al Mitchell was a top QB coming out of high school during his junior year at St. Johns Bosco. He had rankings as high as 5 stars and his elite status landed him a spot on the Netflix show QB1. However, due to turbulence amid his senior season, he lost his starting QB job at his top nationally ranked high school to Clemson QB DJ Uialagelei, the #1 ranked QB in his class. Due to this, Re-Al Mitchell dipped to a 3 star. He was still invited to the Elite 11 camp, which selects the top 11 quarterbacks in each class. Mitchell has recently entered the transfer portal. However, before leaving the Cyclones, he was able to throw for a touchdown and run for multiple.
Check Out Re-Al's High School Highlights: