The official 2013 Iowa State football recruiting class is finalized with 25 players sending in their letters of intent. On the plus side of things, everything went largely as expected and a surprise player signed with the Cyclones after de-committing from the team just a few weeks ago.
There were no major surprises for Iowa State today, just assurance that some of the biggest commits inked their paper earlier today if not before. Jake Campos, widely regarded as the Cyclones’ biggest recruit, is a 3-star offensive tackle from West Des Moines, Iowa. He’s ranked as the third-best prospect in Iowa and the 37th best in his position on 247Sports. Other recruiting services such as Rivals has him the highest as a 4-star recruit and 16th best at his position in the country.
Along with Jacob Homa, a 3-star guard from Brookfield, Wisconsin, the offensive line will see some major improvement with some impact players potentially as soon as next season.
Easily the biggest shock of the day for Iowa State was receiving an LOI from Nigel Tribune. It was reported back on January 25th that he was taken away by Indiana, only to sign with the Cyclones weeks after. The cornerback from Jacksonville, Florida, officially visited both schools earlier in January. Tribune is a worthy addition to a secondary that gave up over 265 passing yards per game in 2012.
Coming up later today and tomorrow: What went wrong, signing day grades, and players that will make the biggest impact next season.
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