Wednesday marked the beginning of the February signing period. This was the most important signing day for college football players many years ago. With the advent of December’s early signing day, February is now a quiet month.
Iowa State still added a few prospects Wednesday.
Kicker Jace Gilbert signed on Wednesday morning, and Jontez Williams, defensive back, announced his signing shortly thereafter. Already, the Cyclones have a strong group of players in their 2022 class, with in-state signees Hunter Deyo and Jacob Imming, as well as Will McLaughlin. Nate Glantz from Iowa Western, who was the NJCAA’s Offensive Player-of-the Year in 2017, also transferred to Iowa State.
Iowa State’s 2022 class has nearly doubled in size, but it’s time for the Cyclones to look ahead to their 2023 class, or more specifically, their pursuit for that class.
These are the top 12 Iowa State targets for 2023.
JJ Kohl, QB (Ankeny, Iowa)
Kohl, a four-star recruit is the No. According to the 247Sports Composite and the Register, Kohl is the No. 20 quarterback in the country. 3 in-state 2023 prospect. He is 6’6 and 227 lbs making him a desirable prospect for many schools including Iowa State. Kohl has received offers from Boston College and Florida State.
After Kohl’s visit to Iowa during the Iowa-Penn State match, it appeared that Iowa would have an advantage in terms of in-state competition. However, Kohl was then denied a roster spot by Marco Lainez III, a fellow 2023 quarterback.
Kohl and Des Moines Roosevelt’s Jamison Patton visited Iowa State just a few weekends ago. The Brock Purdy era is over and the Cyclones are looking for a new quarterback.
Aycen Stevens, ATH (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Iowa State was among the first to offer Stevens in May. Three-star athlete is No. The three-star athlete is the No. 7 player in Indiana, No. 36 athlete and No. According to the 247Sports Composite, there are 418 total players in the country. Stevens, who is 6-4 and weighs 210 pounds, is well-built for college football. Stevens is a versatile athlete who can play safety, linebacker, and quarterback for Decatur Central.
Although Iowa State is Stevens’ top school (he visited Ames in November and July), the Cyclones are also a strong contender. He has offers from Tennessee and Ball State, Bowling Green.
Jamison Patton, ATH (Des Moines, Iowa)
Patton is the Register’s No. The Register’s No. 7 prospect in 2023, Patton, has received four offers in the last two weeks. This shows that other programs are taking notice of the Roosevelt talent. For a while, Patton has been focusing on Iowa State and Iowa.
In June 2021, the Cyclones became the first team to offer Patton as a safety. This was after his sophomore season was cancelled. The best glimpse Iowa State had of Patton was at the Cyclones camp before his junior season. They liked what they saw, and they have been following Patton ever since.
Iowa State will have to work hard to keep Patton’s attention on Ames, despite having other teams (Minnesota and Washington all offering in January). Since January, he has been frequent visitors to campus.
Kai Black, WR/TE, Urbandale, Iowa
Iowa State was the first school in the Register to offer Black. After a Cyclones camp, June, Iowa State was the first school to offer Black, the Register’s No. Black also has offers from Vanderbilt, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Miami of Ohio, and Vanderbilt. Black, a college-sized receiver and tight end player at 6-4 and 215 pounds, is 6’4″ and 205 lbs.
Black visited Iowa State last month but that was not the only junior-day trip he planned. Iowa State will have to continue to pursue one of the top in-state prospects for the 2023 class in order to get him onto the Cyclones’ roster.
Kadyn Proctor, OL (Des Moines, Iowa)
Proctor is the Register’s No. Proctor, the Register’s No. 1 player for 2023, could remain in state to continue his college football career. The No. 1 junior, a 6-8-inch, 335-pounder, is the. The No. 1 offensive tackle and the No. According to the 247Sports Composite 6 overall player in the nation, that is why more than 30 schools have offered. Iowa State and Iowa are among those schools.
Proctor’s Southeast Polk teammate Xavier Nwankpa chose Iowa, so it might seem like the Hawkeyes are the better in-state team. Proctor still shows interest in the Cyclones, as Iowa State was on his top 12 list in September. Iowa State now needs to beat 30-plus other programs.
Brayden Dorman, QB (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Four-star Colorado quarterback Dorman kept Iowa State in his top five list when he narrowed down schools towards the end of December. The Cyclones are still in contention alongside Arizona, Colorado and Mississippi State. The 247Sports Composite’s No. 1 player is the 6-4, 206-pounder. The No. 1 player in Colorado, and the No. He is the 13th quarterback in the country, with 2,765 yards passing and 30 touchdowns last season.
Tyler Gant, DL (St. Louis, Missouri)
The No. 1 defensive lineman in Missouri is the three-star defensive player. The No. 11 player in Missouri is the defensive lineman. According to the 247Sports Composite, 53 defensive linemen are in the United States. Gant visited Ames for a junior-day visit this weekend. The Cyclones were one of his favorite teams. Gant loves Arkansas, Illinois and Kentucky. Additional offers include Arkansas State, Boston College and Colorado.
Zachary Tobe (Ocoee in Florida)
Three-star safety from Florida, the Cyclones are still one of his top pick teams. Other offers include Tennessee and Central Florida, Arkansas. Cincinnati. Florida Atlantic. Illinois. Indiana. Kentucky. Middle Tennessee State. Nebraska. North Carolina. Purdue. South Florida.
Blake Purchase, DE (Englewood, Colorado)
Iowa State fans may recognize Blake’s last name. Myles Blake is the Cyclones’ defensive back. This could give Iowa State an advantage over Purchase, but it’s not the only program that targets the four-star edge player. The top two choices for Colorado natives are currently USC and Iowa State. He has offers from Colorado State, Marshall and Nebraska as well as Nebraska, Oregon State, Texas Tech (UNLV), Washington State, and Colorado State.
Andrew DePaepe, DE (Bettendorf, Iowa)
Update: DePaepe made his commitment to Michigan State Wednesday afternoon. After his recent visit to East Lansing, the Spartans were considered favorites.
Depaepe is the Register’s No. Depaepe, the Register’s No. 2 player in 2023, is still an important target for Iowa State. He is a four-star recruit and the No. 19 defensive lineman, and No. According to the 247Sports Composite, there are 134 overall players in the country.
Additional offers are available from Iowa, Arizona State and Illinois as well as Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State and Michigan. Michigan State is currently the Cyclones’ largest competition. DePaepe visited Michigan State this weekend and the Spartans are at the top of his list.
Although it is believed that the 6-foot, 245-pounder DePaepe is mostly interested in out-of-state options for his next move, there are always opportunities to capture your shot when you have a local product like DePaepe.
Troy Ford Jr., LB (Savannah, Ga.)
Three-star Georgia linebacker, a three-star player, could be the Cyclones’ next great pass rusher. Iowa State also believes the same and extended an offer to Ford Jan. 24, The Cyclones are now interested in the linebacker, and Ford must accept it.
He has offers from Arkansas and Auburn, Missouri, Notre Dame. South Carolina, Tennessee. Central Florida. West Virginia. West Virginia. Duke. Georgia State, Georgia Tech. Indiana, Mississippi State. Virginia Tech.
Alex Mota (Marion, Iowa), ATH
Mota is the Register’s No. Iowa State and Iowa State are also looking for 5 in-state 2023 prospects. Matt Campbell and Kirk Ferentz were there to see Mota at Marion basketball games. He was also present at junior days. He is a multi-sport athlete, which means he can be more versatile than on the football field.
Others programs, such as Nebraska’s Kansas or Wisconsin’s, have also been offered. If it comes down to an intrastate battle between Iowa State, Iowa, and Iowa, small things could make all the difference.