Iowa State football recruiting: Cyclones gain 3-star Kansas OT commitment


Iowa State football picked up two commitments in the last two days, highlighted by a huge 3-star offensive tackle from Kansas and a wide receiver from Texas.

Jaypee Philbert from Coffeyville, Kansas, checks in at 6-foot-6 and 305 pounds. The JUCO transfer played at Coffeyville Community College.

Philbert had four official visits with Iowa State, Kansas, South Florida, and Oklahoma State. He visited the Cyclones on January 16th when a lot of prospects visited when College GameDay was in Ames. He made trips to the Bulls and Jayhawks afterwards. His trip to Stillwater came back on December 12th. Shortly after his visit in Lawrence, the OT committed with the Cyclones.

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All four of the previously mentioned schools gave him an offer. He had another offer from Arizona State but never had an official visit with them. Louisville looked to be recruiting him, but never gave him an offer according to 247Sports.

The recruiting service lists Philbert as a 3-star prospect and is 79th among all JUCO recruits, 16th overall at offensive tackle, and 15th in the state of Kansas in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Here’s an eight-minute highlight package on the offensive tackle from Hudl.

Iowa State also picked up another wide receiver. Hakeem Butler is a 2-star prospect from Richmond, Texas.

Butler checks in at 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds. He passed up other offers from Central Arkansas, Houston, McNeese State, New Mexico State, and Southeastern Louisiana.

The wide receiver grabbed an offer from the Cyclones back on January 29th. It was an offer the football player couldn’t refuse to pass up.

According to 247Sports, Butler had 28 catches for 378 yards and 5 touchdowns last season.

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