With Justin Madison and Robert Garcia now committing to the Iowa State football team, it’s expected for well over 20 new players sign with the Cyclones on National Signing Day tomorrow.
Both Madison and Garcia would be fantastic additions to improve a defense that struggled throughout the 2012 campaign. Here are some major undecided players that still have Iowa State on their short list that would make a big impact for the team.
Johnny Holton – WR/KR – Coral Gables, FL
He isn’t ranked by any major recruiting services, but the JUCO transfer from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, has narrowed down his list to Iowa State, South Alabama, and Cincinnati, all places where he has officially visited. Other schools he visited were Colorado State and Marshall. Ames was his final official visit, and Chris Williams from CycloneFanatic.com narrows the choice down to the Cyclones or the Bears for Holton.
Davarez Bryant – DE – New Smyrna Beach, FL
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound from Florida is a 3-star recruit, ranked as high as 75th in his position on 247Sports. He’s had three official visits to Florida State, Iowa State, and Purdue, also holding interest in Cincinnati and Kentucky. His latest visit was with the Seminoles, and according to 247Sports is the defensive end’s highest interest.
Jerry Haymon – S – Visalia, CA
It’s another JUCO that’s only officially visited Iowa State back on January 25th. He originally committed to FBS-level Eastern Michigan before going to the College of the Sequoias. He’s only received one offer from an FBS school – Big 12 school Texas Tech.
Eric Rivers – WR – Arlington, TX
This is my favorite under-the-radar pick for the Cyclones. He’s only a two-star recruit on the majority of recruiting services, but ESPN lists a 4.74 time for his 40-yard dash. Obviously his height at 5-foot-8 isn’t the most attractive, but the receiver from Texas has only had offers from Iowa State and Wake Forest. According to 247Sports and Rivals, he’s highly interested to sign with the Cyclones.
Ted Meline – WR – Yuma, AZ
The former Tennessee commit has received offers from Illinois, Iowa State, and New Mexico State in his second chance at the FBS level. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver from Arizona Western CC has a 40 time of 4.4 seconds, and would be another worthy addition offensively for the Cyclones.
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