It’s never too soon to release rankings for next year’s football recruiting class. Only five days after national signing day for the class of 2013, Rivals released their top 100 rankings on Monday. Iowa State’s potential biggest recruit in history isn’t only ranked in the top 25, but is listed as the top man in his position.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wide receiver from Urbandale, Iowa, committed to the Iowa State football team back in December 3rd. He is currently a four-star recruit that ranks 24th nationally in Rivals’ Top 100 and is first among all wide receivers in the nation.
Obviously, this early of a commitment isn’t a big guarantee. The top 10 athletes on the list haven’t given a commitment yet, and only 22 of the top 100 have selected a school. The majority of those committing are for a school that’s in their state.
By the time they get more offers from other schools around the nation, don’t be surprised to see many of these athletes change their mind.
For example, Lazard has received only three offers so far. Outside of Iowa State, Iowa and Nebraska has given him an offer. Being the nations’ top-ranked wide receiver in one of the major recruiting services, it’s only a matter of time before other Big 12 schools, SEC teams, and other teams from major conferences that will look into him and give him offers.
As of now, Cyclones fans can hope that Iowa State gives Lazard enough confidence in his pick and bring one of the most highly-touted players into the football program.