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2014 Iowa State Football Recruiting Class (Read Full Release Here)
Time Name (click for bio) Pos. Hometown/High School Video/Commentary Infographic
Enrolled Harris, Jordan LB Clarksdale, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC/Clarksdale) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
Enrolled Luna, Gabe DE Garden City, Kan. (Butler CC/Garden City) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
Enrolled Moore, Devron DB Carthage, Mo. (NEO A&M CC/Carthage) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:08 a.m. Kodanko, Kory OL Green Bay, Wis. (West De Pere) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:11 a.m. Lazard, Allen WR Urbandale, Iowa (Urbandale) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:13 a.m. Wesley, Jauan WR Markham, Ill. (Thornton Township) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:31 a.m. Schaffner, Scotty TE Raymore, Mo. (Raymore-Peculiar) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:34 a.m. Anderson, Cole OL League City, Texas (Clear Falls) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:41 a.m. Downing, Colin P Whitefish Bay, Wis. (Whitefish Bay) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:44 a.m. Syria, Martinez RB Humble, Texas (Nimitz) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:50 a.m. Windham Will OL Schertz, TX (Clemens) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:54 a.m. Peavy, Brian DB Houston, Texas (Westfield) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
7:57 a.m. Lee-Campbell, Darius QB Spring, Texas (Spring) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
8:04 a.m. Seonbuchner, Sam LB Oconomowoc, Wis. (Arrowhead) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
8:33 a.m. Northrup, Reggan LB Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
8:40 a.m. Holmes, Vic DB La Porte, Texas (La Porte) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
9:03 a.m. Salters, Orion WR Dallas, Texas (Dallas Jesuit Prep) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
9:08 a.m. Johnson, Mike DB Clearwater, Fla. (Countryside) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
9:10 a.m. Warren, Michael RB Lawton, Okla. (Lawton) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
9:21 a.m. Floyd, Qujuan DB Los Angeles, Calif. (Crenshaw/Santa Monica College) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
9:48 a.m. Ruth, De'Monte DB Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
10:22 a.m Pierson, Dale DL Bakersfield, Calif. (Independence/Pasadena City College) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
11:27 a.m. Harvey, Willie LB Hastings, Fla. (Menendez) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
12:04 p.m. Ayeni, Terry DL Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Central Tech/N.M. Military Ins.) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link
12:16 p.m. Taiese, Wendell OL Oakland, Calif. (Laney CC/McClymonds) Cyclones.tv | YouTube Link

Other Recruiting Classes | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007


Signee Biographies/Capsules
Jordan Harris | Junior
Linebacker | 5-11, 233 lbs | Clarksdale, Miss. | Copiah-Lincoln CC/Clarksdale

Junior College
Chose Iowa State over Memphis, Southern Mississippi and Tulane ... earned NJCAA Second-Team All-America honors in 2013 ... ranked No. 168 in 247Sports’ Junior College rankings ... led the NJCAA in tackles in 2013, averaging 13.8 tackles per game ... posted 124 tackles, including 79 solo stops ... named First Team All-MACJC and named All-Region 23 ... tallied 3.5 sacks ... had 48 tackles, including 29 solo stops, as a freshman in 2012.

High School
Two-time first-team all-district selection ... had 88 tackles as a junior ... earned second-team all-state honors as a senior, racking up 85 tackles and rushing for over 700 yards and six touchdowns ... team finished the season at 7-5 ... coached in high school by Charles Reid.

Born Jan. 4, 1994 ... son of Howard Harris and Brenda Williams ... went to the same junior college as former Cyclone All-Big 12 linebacker and NFL player Tim Dobbins ... brother, Darren Williams, was a star defensive back at Mississippi State from 2002-04 ... plans on majoring in engineering.


Gabe Luna | Junior
Defensive End | 6-1, 245 lbs | Garden City, Kan. | Butler CC/Garden City

Junior College
Chose Iowa State over California, Charlotte and Texas Tech ... ranked as the 167th-best junior college player according to 247Sports ... named second-team All-Jayhawk Conference and team captain ... tallied 36 tackles, including 8.0 tackles for loss ... also posted three sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception ... had career best six tackles vs. Ft. Scott and Hutchinson ... recorded three tackles for loss vs. Independence ... helped team play in back-to-back Graphic Edge Bowl games, falling to Iowa Western both seasons ... posted three tackles in the 2013 Graphic Edge Bowl ... recorded 21 tackles as a freshman in 2012 to help his team go 11-1.

High School
Named First-Team Class 6A in 2011 ... was also a First-Team All-Area pick ... participated in the 2012 Kansas Shrine Bowl ... as a senior, tallied 57 tackles and 15 tackles for loss ... named team captain ... led the team in sacks with six ... was all-conference in track & field in the javelin.

Born April 8, 1994 in Garden City, Kan. ... son of Alphonso Luna and Michele Castro ... father, Alphonso, played football at the University of Houston (1989-91) ... intends on majoring in kinesiology.


Devron Moore | Junior
Safety | 5-11, 185 lbs | Carthage, Mo. | NEO A&M CC/Carthage

Junior College
Chose Iowa State over Wisconsin, West Virginia, Utah, Texas Tech, TCU, Illinois and Kansas ... three-star recruit ... ranked 142nd nationally by 247Sports Junior College rankings ... two-time First-Team All-Southwest Conference selection ... did not receive any offers out of high school and joined NEO as a walk-on ... led the conference in interceptions as a freshman in 2012 with seven ... named national player of the week ... ranked 12th in the in the league in solo tackles (54) and had eight pass breakups ... recorded three of his interceptions vs. No. 5 Kilgore ... team went 9-3 and played in the Citizen’s Bank Bowl ... as a sophomore in 2013, returned two interceptions for touchdowns ... was second on the team with 52 solo tackles with four pass breakups ... returned three interceptions for touchdowns in his career ... coached in junior college by Dale Patterson.

High School
Rushed for 1,432 yards on 157 carries in his career ... as a senior, rushed for 695 yards and 14 touchdowns ... earned all-state honors ... caught 49 passes for 902 yards and eight touchdowns ... also a member of the track & field team.

Born July 17, 1992 ... son of Alan Davis and Angela Hunnell ... intends to major in kinesiology.


Kory Kodanko | Freshman
Offensive Line | 6-5, 325 lbs | Green Bay, Wis. | West De Pere

High School
Chose Iowa State over North Dakota ... ranked as the 82nd-best offensive tackle according to ESPN and No. 122 by Scout ... one of the top prospects out of Wisconsin, ranking as the eighth-best player in the state according to Rivals ... helped his team compile a 48-3 mark in four years and a 9-2 record as a senior ... team averaged 310 rushing yards per game and 43.0 points per game ... earned all-state, all-region and was an unanimous First-Team All-Conference (Bay Conference) selection ... named Bay Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year and was a first-team all-state selection in 2013 ... coached by Bill Turnquist.

Born Nov. 11, 1995 ... son of Craig and Karen Kodanko ... intends on majoring in business ... mother played basketball at UW-Green Bay (1985-89) ... brother, Riki, played football at Wisconsin (2010-13).


Allen Lazard | Freshman
Wide Receiver | 6-5, 215 lbs | Urbandale, Iowa | Urbandale

High School
Chose Iowa State over Notre Dame, Nebraska, Stanford, California and Iowa ... four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... considered one of the nation’s best prospects ... honored as a First-Team American Family Insurance All-USA All-American at wide receiver ... earned All-America honors from Max Preps, State Farm and USA Today ... ranked as the 47th-best recruit overall by Rivals ... ranked No. 122 by Scout and No. 143 by ESPN, respectively, in their overall national rankings ... rated as the 7th-best wide receiver by Rivals and the 18th-best by ESPN ... No. 1 recruit in Iowa by Rivals ... invited to the Nike “The Opening” camp in 2013 ... played in the Rivals Five-Star Challenge in 2013 ... participated in the 2014 USA Army All-America Bowl ... three-time Des Moines Register Elite All-State pick ... named to the Elite Team as a defensive back in 2011 and 2012 ... made the Elite Team in 2013 as a wide receiver ... holds school career records in receptions (105), receiving yards (2,349), touchdowns (34) and interceptions (14) ... named CIML Offensive Player of the Year in 2013, catching 49 passes for 1,065 yards and 21 touchdowns ... had 32 tackles and five interceptions on defense ... named CIML Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, registering 86 tackles ... caught 40 passes for 928 yards and 11 touchdowns ... as sophomore in 2011, had 94 tackles and eight interceptions, returning three interceptions for a TD in a quarter to tie a national record ... ended career with 212 tackles, 14 interceptions and four interception return for TDs ... four-year varsity starter ... coached by Sam Anderson.

Son of Kevin and Mary Lazard ... father, Kevin, played football at Iowa State from 1990-93 ... Kevin was named co-captain as a senior (1993), registering 50 tackles and two interceptions at defensive back ... brother, Anthony, is a member of the Iowa State football team ... undecided on a major.


Jauan Wesley | Freshman
Wide Receiver | 5-11, 180 lbs | Markham, Ill. | Thornton Township

High School
Chose Iowa State over Illinois, Michigan State, Toledo and Northern Illinois ... three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... ranked as the 79th-best receiver in the nation and the 22nd-best player in Illinois according to Rivals ... was a top performer at the IMG Midwest 7-on-7 camp ... two-time all-area selection and All-Southwest Suburban Red ... had 51 catches for 806 yards and six touchdowns as a senior in 2013 ... as a junior, caught 15 touchdown passes on 44 catches for 837 yards, leading his team to an 8-3 record and a state playoff berth ... standout track athlete ... was a member of the IHSA Class 3A 4X100 relay state title team in 2012 ... placed seventh in the 2012 IHSA Class 3A 100m finals ... coached by Bill Mosel.

Born Sept. 12, 1995 ... Son of Amani Wesley and Fredrick Banks ... brother, Jalen Banks, plays football at Vanderbilt ... intends on majoring in liberal studies.


Scotty Schaffner | Freshman
Tight End | 6-4, 225 lbs | Raymore, Mo. | Raymore-Peculiar

High School
Chose Iowa State over Florida Atlantic ... ranked as the 15th-best prospect from Missouri and the 21st overall tight end in the nation by ESPN ... Scout lists him as the 76th-best tight end nationally ... named Kansas City area’s top tight end ... named first-team all-district and was a Second-Team All-State selection by the AP ... all-state team combined tight ends and wide receivers and Schaffner was the only tight end to make an all-state team ... caught 36 passes for 580 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2013 ... had 33 catches for 592 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... coached by Tom Kruse.

Born Sept. 26, 1995 ... son of Richard and Dana Elkins and Scott Schaffner ... has a sister, Taylor, and a brother, Gunner ... undecided on a major.


Cole Anderson | Freshman
Offensive Line | 6-3, 260 lbs | League City, Texas | Clear Falls

High School
Chose Iowa State over Air Force, Houston, Indiana, New Mexico State, Oregon State, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa ... three-star recruit by Scout ... ranked as the 50th-best overall guard in the nation by ESPN ... ranked as the 89th-best guard nationally by Scout.com ... also rated as the 154th-best prospect out of Texas ...three-year starter ... two-time first-team all-district and all-Galveston County ... voted team offensive MVP as a senior ... two-time all-district and all-region selection ... earned Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State honors by the AP in 2013 ... pre-season first-team Greater Houston Association Touchdown Club honoree ... also made Dave Campbell’s Pre-season Second Team Super Team ... as a senior, graded out at 94 percent, allowing just one sack all season ... registered 46 pancake blocks ... team averaged 6.4 yards per carry behind him ... member of basketball and track & field teams ... multi-regional qualifier in the shot put ... coached by Mike Zierlein.

Born May 10, 1996 ... son of Clayton and Susan Anderson ... father, Clayton, earned his master of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State in 1983 ... Clayton was a NASA astronaut, spending 152 days in space on board the International Space Station in 2007 ... was launched to space aboard Shuttle Atlantis and returned to Earth aboard Shuttle Discovery ... Clayton is now a member of ISU’s Aerospace Engineering Department as a distinguished faculty ... has a younger sister, Sutton ... received the President Academic Achievement Award for academics ... intends on majoring in business ... enjoys playing guitar.


Colin Downing | Freshman
Punter | 5-11, 180 lbs | Whitefish Bay, Wis. | Whitefish Bay

High School
Chose Iowa State over Penn State and Toledo ... ranked as the ninth-best punter in the nation according former Cyclone and national kicking guru Jamie Kohl ... three-star recruit by Scout ... ranked as the 11th-best prospect from Wisconsin and the 18th-best overall punter nationally according to ESPN ... named first-team All-State punter by the AP and WFCA in 2013 ... was an honorable mention all-state selection as a kicker ... shared the 2013 Kevin Stemke Award, given annually to the outstanding senior punter or kicker in Wisconsin ... averaged 43.2 ypp and 55.4 yards per kickoff in 2013 ... had 11 kicks downed inside the 20-yard line, including five downed inside the 10 ... converted all 25 PAT attempts ... two-time First-Team All-North Shore Conference as a punter and kicker ... team went 10-2 and won the conference title in 2012 ... captain of the hockey team ... coached by Jim Tietjen.

Born Aug. 9, 1995 ... son of Jamie and Tina Downing ... intends on majoring in engineering.


Martinez Syria | Freshman
Running Back | 6-0, 200 lbs | Humble, Texas | Nimitz

High School
Chose Iowa State over Houston, Mississippi and North Texas ... three-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... rated as the No. 85 running back nationally by Scout and 101st-best running back in the nation by ESPN ... ranked as the 142nd-best player in Texas by ESPN ... rated as one of the top-100 prospects in the Houston according to the Houston Chronicle ... named First-Team All-District 18-5A ... ran for over 1,300 yards before missing the final 3 games because of an injury in 2013 ... recorded 13 TDs ... ran for 177 yards vs. Atascocita on 11 carries, including TD runs from 55 and 65 yards ... had an 86- and 95-yard TD run vs. Oak Ridge ... had 750 yards rushing and 10 TDs as a junior, playing behind Dre’Vian Young, who is a running back at Utah ... tallied 20 catches for over 400 yards and was an all-district kick returner in 2012 ... all-district performer in track & field ... coached by Robert Toomer.

Born March 15, 1996 ... son of Martinez Syria Sr. and Olivia Damon ... father is a police officer ... intends on majoring in criminal justice.


Will Windham | Freshman
Offensive Line | 6-4, 320 lbs | Schertz, Texas | Clemens

High School
A three-star recruit by Scout ... ranked No. 94 on Scout’s top-100 offensive guards in the class of 2014 ... rated as the 60th-best guard nationally by ESPN ... three-year starter on the offensive line ... named Second-Team Class 4A All-State by the AP in 2013 ... first-team all-area (San Antonio) and all-district in 2013 ... team went 8-3 and made the playoffs in 2013 after going winless the season before ... team scored over 30 points five times in 2013 ... coached by Jared Johnston.

Born Sept. 13, 1995 ... son of Hailey and Kelly Windham ... has a sister, Kailin ... is an Eagle Scout ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated in high school with a 3.95 GPA ... intends on majoring in mechanical engineering.


Brian Peavy | Freshman
Defensive Back | 5-9, 175 lbs | Houston, Texas | Westfield

High School
Chose Iowa State over Texas Tech ... listed as the 60th-best cornerback nationally by ESPN and ranked as one of the nation’s top-150 corners by Scout ... is listed as the 185th-best player in Texas by ESPN ... two-time First-Team All-District 13-5A pick ... led team to a 25-2 mark in his last two seasons ... led team to a 13-1 mark as a senior in 2013 ... posted nine interceptions, 38 tackles and three touchdowns ... as a junior, tallied 49 tackles and two interceptions ... team went 12-1 ... starting point guard on the basketball team ... District 13-5A champion in the long jump in 2013 with a leap of 22-6 ... coached by Corby Meekins.

Son of Andre and Sheronda Odums ... undecided on a major.


Darius Lee-Campbell | Freshman
Quarterback | 6-2, 200 lbs | Spring, Texas | Spring

High School
Chose Iowa State over Colorado, TCU, Wake Forest and Houston ... a three-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... listed as the 47th-best quarterback nationally by Scout and No. 45 by ESPN ... listed as the 8th-best prospect in the Houston area by Vype Magazine ... a two-time First-Team All-District 13-5A selection ... amassed 2,787 passing yards and 2,801 rushing yards in his three-year career ... ran for 30 touchdowns and passed for 22 touchdowns ... threw for 1,117 yards and had eight touchdowns as a senior in 2013 ... rushed for 504 yards and had five touchdowns ... as a junior in 2012, ran for 1,456 yards, averaging 9.1 yards per carry ... ran for 16 touchdowns and passed for six ... named District 13-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2011 as a sophomore ... tallied 841 yards rushing and 1,041 yards passing, recording a total of 17 touchdowns ... coached by Sam Parker.

Son of Cornelius and Joslyn Campbell ... has a brother, Cornelius III ... intends on majoring in architectural engineering ... enjoys fishing.


Sam Seonbuchner | Freshman
Linebacker | 6-2, 220 lbs | Oconomowoc, Wis. | Arrowhead

High School
Chose Iowa State over Pittsburgh, Ohio, North Dakota State, Bowling Green and Ball State ... a three-star recruit ranked as the eighth-best player out of Wisconsin by Rivals ... ranked as the 74th-best outside linebacker by ESPN ... also a three-star recruit by Scout ... named a top defender at the 2013 Under Armour 7-on-7 Select camp ... helped his team win back-to-back Division 1 state championships ... was a First-Team All-State pick by the WFCA as a senior in 2013 ... two-time all-conference and all-region selection ... team went 13-1 in 2013, defeating Franklin, 45-24 in the state championship game ... registered 32 solo stops, seven tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior ... intercepted a pass in the 2012 state championship game to aid his team to a 35-14 win over Sun Prairie ... team finished 13-0 ... recorded 127 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, four sacks and three forced fumbles to help his team go 26-1 and win two state titles in his last two seasons ... coached by Greg Malling.

Born Nov. 16, 1995 ... son of Perry and Jenny Seonbuchner ... has three brothers: Tony, Jordan and P.J. ... intends on majoring in business.


Reggan Northrup | Freshman
Linebacker | 6-1, 190 lbs | Jacksonville, Fla. | First Coast

High School
Chose Iowa State over North Carolina, Rutgers and Akron ... three-star recruit by Rivals ... ranked No. 151 on Scout.com’s top safeties ... Jacksonville Times honorable mention all-area team in 2013 ... posted 25 tackles and a sack in 2012 ... team finished 11-2 and won District 1-8A ... intercepted a pass in District playoff win over Lake Mary ... was the leading tackler in the North-South All-Star game with 10 stops ... also participated in wrestling ... coached by Marty Lee.

Son of Reggie and Marloe Northrup ... intends on majoring in kinesiology and health ... brother, Reggie, Jr., plays football at Florida State.


Vic Holmes | Freshman
Defensive Back | 5-11, 180 lbs | La Porte, Texas | La Porte

High School
Chose Iowa State over Rice ... ranked as the 42nd-best safety nationally and the 89th-best player in Texas by ESPN ... ranked as the 175th-best safety by Rivals.com ... preseason all-area team member and top-100 area player by the Houston Chronicle ... two-time all-district selection ... had two interceptions and six touchdowns as a senior ... team finished 11-2 in his junior season, advancing to the bi-district playoffs ... totaled 78 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles as a junior ... owns the top-two single-season kickoff return average marks in school history (2012, 26.7; 2013, 36.1) ... broke the school record for kickoff return yardage in a season (397) and career (883) ... coached in high school by Jeff Lareau.

Son of Victor and Marjorie Holmes ... intends on majoring in business


Orion Salters | Freshman
Wide Receiver | 5-9, 165 lbs | Dallas, Texas | Jesuit Prep

High School
Ranked as the 137th-best overall wide receiver nationally by ESPN ... missed the first part of his senior season while recovering from shoulder surgery ... helped team go on an eight-game winning streak upon his return, advancing to the third-round of the playoffs ... team finished the season at 9-4 ... ended senior year with 1,000 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns ... tallied 587 yards on 33 catches and rushed for 625 yards on 113 carries ... was a First-Team All-District 9-5A selection as a junior in 2012 ... rushed for 612 yards and had 11 touchdowns ... caught 41 passes for 657 yards and seven touchdowns ... named District 9-5A 2012 Offensive Newcomer of the Year ... coached by Brandon Hickman.

Son of Todd and Erin Salters ... undecided on a major ... mother was an All-American swimmer at Case Western Reserve ... has a sister, Avra ... teammates in high school with Cyclone J.D. Waggoner.


Mike Johnson | Freshman
Defensive Back | 5-11, 175 lbs | Clearwater, Fla. | Countryside

High School
Chose Iowa State over Arizona, Indiana, Louisville, Purdue, Syracuse and Texas Tech ... three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... rated as the 42nd-best corner by ESPN ... ranked as the 47th-best cornerback nationally by Rivals and No. 129 by Scout ... ranked as the 91st-best prospect from Florida by Rivals ... suffered a high ankle sprain as a senior which kept him out of games ... played in both the Pinellas and North-South All-Star Games ... earned honorable mention Class 7A All-State honors by the Sun-Sentinel ... had 12 tackles, seven pass breakups and an interception ... rushed for 417 yards and three touchdowns in 2013 ... posted 4.0 tackles for loss and two interceptions in 2012 and had three interceptions in 2011 ... tallied 51 tackles and six interceptions in career ... coached by Jared Davis.

Son of Lashawnda Battle ... has a brother, Cortez ... intends on majoring in kinesiology and health.


Michael Warren | Freshman
Running Back | 6-0, 185 lbs | Lawton, Okla. | Lawton

High School
Chose Iowa State over Washington State, Wake Forest, Tulsa, Toledo, New Mexico and Southern Mississippi ... three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... ranked as the 35th-best running back in the nation and the seventh-best prospect from Oklahoma by Rivals ... listed as the 78th-best running back nationally by Scout ... busted out as a senior, rushing for 2,512 yards and 26 touchdowns, averaging 9.3 yards per carry ... also caught 11 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns ... rushed for a single-game school-record 358 yards and five TDs vs. Edmond Santa Fe ... had two 300-yard rushing games in 2013 ... clocked at 4.34 in the 40-yard dash in the summer of 2013 ... named First-Team All-State by the Tulsa World and was the MVP of District 6A-4 in 2013 ... team went 11-1 and made the state playoffs ... as a junior, had 440 yards and three touchdowns ... also a standout on the track & field team ... coached in high school by Randy Breeze.

Son of Curtis and Barbara Warren ... undecided on a major.


Qujuan Floyd | Junior
Defensive Back | 6-0, 190 lbs | Los Angeles, Calif. | Santa Moninca College

Junior College
Chose Iowa State over Utah, New Mexico and Texas State ... three-star recruit by Rivals ... CCCAA All-American in 2012 ... earned First-Team All-California Region V honors in 2013, helping the team go 8-2 ... two-time First-Team All-Pacific Conference selection ... named to the Sporting News’ 22-player preseason Super Sophomores to Watch in 2013 ... selected as the ninth-best junior college safety by Scout.com ... named the 168th-best junior college player by 247Sports ... had 85 tackles, 13 pass breakups and seven interceptions in 2012 to earn Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors ... his seven interceptions tied for second in the state ... totaled 37 tackles and five interceptions in 2013, ranking second in the conference in interceptions ... ended career with 12 interceptions ... coached by Gifford Lindheim.

High School
All-State and All-City defensive back.

Son of Clint Floyd and Shermanita Williams ... undecided on a major.


De'Monte Ruth | Freshman
Defensive Back | 5-9, 160 lbs | Dallas, Texas | Wilmer-Hutchins

High School
Chose Iowa State over Baylor and Sam Houston State ... ranked as the 83rd-best cornerback nationally by ESPN ... listed as a top-150 corner nationally by Scout ... listed as the 230th-best player out of Texas ... two-time All-District 11-3A selection ... named a top-100 player in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area ... was the District 11-3A return specialist MVP ... as a senior, had 64 tackles, including 30 solo stops, and five interceptions ... returned two punts for touchdowns ... also participated in basketball and track & field ... coached by Elzie Barnett.

Son of Miesha Ruth ... intends on majoring in criminal justice ... was a high school teammate with Cyclone Damein Lawry.


Dale Pierson | Junior
Defensive Line | 6-2, 260 lbs | Bakersfield, Calif. | Pasadena City College/Independence

Junior College
Chose Iowa State over California, Illinois, Arizona and Indiana ... ranked as the 10th-best defensive end in junior college by 247Sports ... listed as the seventh-best strongside defensive end by JCgridiron.com ... a two-time All-Northern Conference selection, earning first-team honors in 2013 ... First-Team All-Region IV pick ... led the conference and region in sacks in 2013 with 11.5, tying for second in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) ... posted 48 tackles, including 19.0 tackles for loss ... accounted for 104 yards of loss yardage in 2013 ... tallied seven QBH, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles ... had 64 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a freshman in 2012 ... ended career with 14.0 sacks and 28.0 tackles for loss ... coached by Fred Fimbres.

Son of Gary and Valerie Pierson ... intends on majoring in business ... enjoys camping and fishing.


Willie Harvey | Freshman
Linebacker | 6-1, 215 lbs | Hastings, Fla. | Menendez

High School
Chose Iowa State over Southern Mississippi, Marshall and Western Michigan ... ranked as the 159th-best outside linebacker by 247Sports ... all-county and all-district pick and a second-team all-state pick as a senior ... also made the 2013 All-Northeast Florida All-Regional team ... team went 8-3 and played in the North Florida Bowl ... played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... had 131 tackles, including 49 solo stops, four sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior ... totaled 98 tackles and six sacks as a junior ... a member of the weightlifting team ... coached by Patrick Turner.

Son of Alecia and Willie Harvey ... undecided on a major.


Terry Ayeni | Junior
Defensive Line | 6-2, 265 lbs | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | New Mexico Military Institute/Central Tech

Junior College
Chose Iowa State over West Virginia, South Florida, New Mexico and Northern Illinois ... listed as the eighth-best strongside defensive end by JCgridiron.com ... ranked as the ninth-best strongside defensive end by 247Sports ... named second-team All-WSFL Conference in 2013 ... posted 50 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 12 games as a sophomore ... team went 8-4 and defeated Arizona Western in a bowl game ... totaled 19 tackles and three tackles for loss in 2012 ... coached by Joe Forchtner.

High School
Played soccer throughout most of his high school career ... picked up football in his senior year.

Intends on majoring in business ... family moved from Nigeria to Canada when he was eight years old.


Wendell Taiese | Junior
Offensive Line | 6-5, 357 lbs | Oakland, Calif. | Laney CC/McClymonds

Junior College
Enrolled at Arizona Western before transferring to Laney ... named all-conference, all-region and all-state in his only season at Laney ... chose Iowa State over Kansas, Fresno State, Cincinnati and Texas State.

High School
Originally signed with Washington State out of high school ... named East Bay Lineman of the Year as a senior ... earned first-team all-city and all-metro ... team went 14-0 as a senior ... played in the Holiday Classic All-Star Game.

Born March 2, 1992 ... son of Wendell and Therese Taiese ... brother, Lale, played football at UNLV ... plans on majoring in kinesiology.


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