October 27, 2012; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads watches game action against the Baylor Bears at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State Football Recruiting: What Went Wrong on Signing Day

While things went according to plan for the Iowa State football team on National Signing Day, they were unable to pick up a couple of potential recruits that were still left undecided.

Among the two biggest were wide receiver Johnny Holton and defensive end Davarez Bryant. Both of them had Iowa State in mind but had other schools on the table. Unfortunately, the Cyclones were unable to nab either one – Holton decided on Cincinnati and Bryant turned in his letter of intent to Florida State.

Holton was a JUCO from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, checking in at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds. He took all five of his official visits, also checking out Colorado State, South Alabama, and Marshall. Ames was his final visit and grabbing the recruit looked promising but remained a question until today with the public.

Bryant was more of a longshot. From New Smyrna Beach, Florida, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound recruit had more of an interest in Florida State. Surprisingly, that was the only FBS school in Florida that gave him the 3-star defensive end. Iowa State made his final two and visited both campuses, while using a third official visit with Purdue. Cincinnati and Kentucky were other notable schools that gave him an offer.

Also check out what went right on National Signing Day.

Brian Spaen is the lead editor of Clones Confidential. Get more Cyclones coverage by following us on Twitter.

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