Steve Wirtel (LS)-Detroit Lions
Iowa State Long Snapper Steve Wirtel was signed by the Detroit Lions . He was a top two long snapper on most NFL Draft Boards. He set the record for fastest 40 yard dash by a long snapper. He looks to become Detroit's full time Long Snapper
Julian Good Jones (OL)-Philadelphia Eagles
Former Iowa State Offensive Lineman Julian Good-Jones has signed a Free Agent Deal with the Eagles, via ISU.
All Eight Cyclones in the NBA have made the playoffs this season. We break all this down more in-depth in the Podcast:
Monte Morris-Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris' Nuggets have earned the 3rd seed in the Western Conference and will face of against the Utah Jazz (George Niang) in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Morris holds a key role for the nuggets off the bench as the backup point guard. The Michigan natie averaged nearly 9 PPG to go along with 3.5 APG and 1.8 RPG.
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.
Here are the players that the Cyclones still have a shot at receiving commitment from in the class of 2021 along with their ratings from recruiting leader 247 Sports: (This list will continue to be updated with new recruits, etc.)
Tyrese Hunter-PG (Racine, WI)
Top 100 guard Tyrese Hunter has committed to the Cyclones. Click here for a full commitment article!
4 Star Point Guard Tyrese Hunter has committed to the Cyclones. The 6-1 Wisconson native boasted 25 offers including Arizona State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and others. He announced his top 10 a bit ago before choosing the Cyclones today via Twitter.
June 15th is a big day for college basketball, marking the first day that college basketball coaches can contact players in the class of 2022. Here are the players that the Cyclones have shown initial interest in and offerred from the class of 2022 along with their ratings from recruiting leader 247 Sports: (This list will continue to be updated with new recruits, etc.)
Gradey Dick-G/F (Witchita, KS)
Gradey Dick, a 6-7 wing at Sunrise Christian School, is receiving major interest as a top 50 player in his class. He has countless offers, the main offers being from Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State and Creighton. He also recently got offered from Texas A&M and has received interest from 20+ schools.
Tamin Lipsey-Pg (Ames, IA)
Lipsey, a 6-1 point guard from Ames, has received offers from Iowa State, Nebraska and most recently Minnesota. He has also received interest from 15+ other schools including Iowa and North Carolina. Lipsey has won a gold medal with the U16 USA National Team and also plays for multiple AAU teams including D1 Minnesota.
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:
McGee went to Cowley Junior College after his time at Stringtown High School in Stringtown, Oklahoma. After multiple years at junior college, McGee transferred to Iowa State where he instantly became a knockdown shooter. In McGee's first season with the Cyclones, he totaled 7.7 PPG while shooting nearly 40% from three. The Oklahoma native improved greatly for his final season at ISU, averaging 13.1 PPG while shooting over 46 percent from deep, which led the nation. He also added 1.6 APG and 1.1 SPG to go along with his stellar shooting. That performance led McGee to be named as a All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
The release of Madden 21 is nearing, and with that comes the rating releases for the all the players. Here are the rating for the Cyclones:
David Montgomery-Chicago RB
Montgomery starred in his rookie season in the NFL, totaling over 1000 yards to go along with 7 touchdowns. His madden rating bumped up due to his performance last season. Expect the rating to continue to climb with another great season for the former Cyclone. Here is a breakout of Montgomery's Madden Attributes:
ClonesCountry on Instagram wrote this article which ranks the strengths of the Cyclone's opponents who remain on the schedule for 2020. Follow ClonesCountry here:
This great article features insights into the Cyclones opponents and why the Cyclones will do well or potentially struggle with the opposition. Due to the uncertain times, the schedule could change, but for now, here are the Cyclones 11 opponents ranked from easier to hardest (Iowa has already been removed):
11. South Dakota
The Coyotes went just 5-7 last year in the FCS and that’s why theyre on the bottom of this list.
The Rebels have a new name in town, former Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo is the new head man in Vegas. He’ll have a tough job to do as the Runnin Rebels have only made 1 bowl game in this last decade and have not had a winning season since 2013.
The Jayhawks were a sneaky good team last year even though they went 3-9. They had 3 games where they only lost by 1 possession and played a great game vs iowa state while only losing by 10. They’ll have to replace a lot on defense but the offense returns a great core of WRs and one of the best running backs in the big 12, pooka williams. Jayhawks will have a QB battle between Thomas Macvattie, and Miles Kendricks.
8. Texas Tech
Last Year Texas Tech went just 4-8 while losing 4 games by 1 possession. The Red Raiders return QB Alan Bowman after he was banged up last year. They also lose their best player on defense Jordyn Brooks who was a first round pick to the Seahawks. The Red Raiders had the worst total defense in the power 5 last season ranking 127th in the FBS. Iowa State has also beaten this team for 4 straight years and this game is also at home.