Iowa State Signs 25 In 2013 Recruiting Class
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|Time||Name (click for bio)||Pos.||Hometown/High School||Video/Commentary|
|Enrolled||Bibbs, Emmanuel||TE||Chicago, Ill. (Arizona Western)||>> play|
|Enrolled||Curtis, Shawn||OL||Orlando, Fla., (Olympia)||>> play|
|Enrolled||Meeks, Alton||LB||Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips)||>> play|
|Enrolled||Wimberly, Aaron||RB||Snellville, Ga. (Iowa Western CC/Gwinnett)||>> play|
|6:19 a.m.||Mills, Brian||LB||Clermont, Fla. (East Ridge)||>> play|
|6:51 a.m.||Madison, Justin||LB||Tampa, Fla. (Robinson)||>> play|
|7:07 a.m.||Garcia, Robby||DL||Tampa, Fla. (Jesuit)||>> play|
|7:10 a.m.||Glenn, Ryan||OL||Waukee, Iowa (Waukee)||>> play|
|7:11 a.m.||Brown, Tyler||RB||Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson)||>> play|
|7:20 a.m.||Campos, Jake||OL||West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)||>> play|
|7:20 a.m||Webster, Justin||LB||Houston, Texas (Northland Christian)||>> play|
|7:21 a.m.||Trent, Vernell||DL||Jacksonville, Fla. (Forrest)||>> play|
|7:34 a.m.||Ajumobi, Bryan||WR||Grand Prairie, Texas (Grand Prairie)||>> play|
|7:39 a.m.||Syrie, Kamari||DB||Hurst, Texas (L.D. Bell)||>> play|
|7:42 a.m.||Harris, Brandon||WR||Cedar Hills, Texas (Cedar Hill)||>> play|
|7:59 a.m.||Leslie, Alex||TE||New Braunfels, Texas (New Braunfels)||>> play|
|8:06 a.m.||Coe, Rodney||DE||Fulton, Mo. (Edwardsville/Iowa Western CC)||>> play|
|8:08 a.m.||Lanning, Joel||QB||Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny)||>> play|
|8:14 a.m.||Homa, Jacob||OL||Brookfield, Wis. (Central)||>> play|
|8:45 a.m.||Waggoner, J.D.||DE||Plano, Texas (Jesuit)||>> play|
|8:56 a.m.||Tribune, Nigel||DB||Jacksonville, Fla. (Raines)||>> play|
|9:04 a.m.||Severs, Nick||OL||Macomb, Ill. (Macomb)||>> play|
|9:24 a.m.||Williams, D. A||DB||St. Augustine, Fla. (St. Augustine)||>> play|
|10:03 a.m.||Hodge, Trevor||QB||Perris, Calif. (Citrus Hill)||>> play|
|10:32 a.m.||Cotton-Moya, Kamari||DB||Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview)||>> play|
The 2013 Class
|Emmanuel Bibbs | Junior|
|Tight End | 6-3, 245 lbs | Chicago, Ill. | (Bogan/Arizona Western CC) | >> Highlights|
Arizona Western: Chose Iowa State over offers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Memphis, Nebraska and Texas Tech ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... named second-team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore, catching 22 passes for 230 yards and six touchdowns ... in El Toro Bowl, caught go-ahead TD pass in 42-37 victory vs. Nassau ... JC Football.com rated him the No. 2 juco tight end nationally ... ESPN junior college recruit No. 44 nationally ... blocked for team that rolled up 1,750 rushing yards ... as a freshman, caught six passes for 79 yards ... made three catches for 19 yards in 2011 NJCAA National Championship game (El Toro Bowl) ... coached by Tom Minnick.
High School: Played wide receiver and linebacker for team that finished undefeated in the Chicago Windy City Conference ... as a junior had 762 receiving yards with five games with more than 100 yards receiving for head coach Sam Jones ... had 155 yards receiving against Kenwood.
Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1991 ... son of Emmanuel and Debbie Bibbs.
|Shawn Curtis | Freshman|
|Offensive Line | 6-5, 270 lbs | Orlando, Fla. | Olympia | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida Intl., Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Florida, Syracuse, Virginia, and Wake Forest and Virginia ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked No.. 26 on the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Super60 ... coached by Bob Head.
Personal: Born Oct. 10, 1994 ... son of Clinton and Lori Curtis ... cousin, Steve Sciullo, played for Marshall and in the NFL for the Colts and Eagles ... intends to major in business.
|Alton Meeks | Freshman|
|Linebacker | 6-3, 240 lbs | Orlando, Fla. | Dr. Phillips | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Duke, Florida State, Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Wake Forest ... three-star prospect according to rivals.com ... ranked as the 45th best prospect in Central Florida according to the Orlando Sentinel ... made the Miami Herald Top 100 list ... played quarterback and linebacker in high school ... threw for 1,400 yards and five TDs as a junior ... coached by Rodney Wells ... won an individual state wrestling title and was on a championship team.
Personal: Born Apr. 5, 1994 ... son of Sanford and Allyson Meeks ... intends to major in business.
|Aaron Wimberly | Junior|
|Running Back | 5-11, 180 lbs | Snellville, Ga. | South Gwinnett/Iowa Western CC | >> Highlights|
Iowa Western CC: Chose Iowa State over offers from Iowa, Penn St, Boise State and TCU ... two-time first-team All-Conference ... named NJCAA second-team All-American during sophomore season ... NJCAA All-American honorable mention during freshman season ... rushed for 1,125 yards with 13 rushing touchdowns during the 2012 season ... had 10 catches for 110 yards ... was a part of the Reiver squad that won the NJCAA National Championship ... as a freshman ran for 887 yards on 174 carries ... coached at Iowa Western by Scott Strohmeier.
|Brian Mills | Freshman|
|Linebacker | 5-11, 195 lbs | Clermont, Fla. | East Ridge | >> Highlights|
High School: Four-year letter winner ... ranked as the 51st-best prospect in Florida according to the Orlando Sentinel ... named team captain during junior and senior year ... totaled 95 tackles during senior season ... team’s defensive player of the year as a senior ... totaled 80 tackles as a junior ... had 5.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles as a junior ... had 72 tackles as a sophomore including 12 tackles for loss ... coached at East Ridge by Bud OHara.
Personal: Born May 25, 1995 in Okinawa, Japan ... son of Tamika Mills ... undecided on major.
|Justin Madison | Freshman|
|Linebacker | 6-2, 210 lbs | Tampa,, Fla. | (Robinson) | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Miami, Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Wake Forest ... team made state semifinals his senior season ... made 63 tackles with 10 sacks ... was second-team All-State honoree ... first-team All-County selection ... has scored more than 1,000 career points in basketball ... president of student government this year after serving as vice-president last year ... has 4.1 GPA in honors and AP program ... blocked seven kicks (five punts, two field-goal attempts as a sophomore.
Personal: Born August 2, 1995 ... son of La-Von Madison and Corey Louis with recognition of Paul Autry ... father played basketball for Florida State from 1994-1998 ... his dad played overseas for eight years ... sister Taylor will play volleyball at Marquette.
|Robby Garcia | Freshman|
|Defensive Line | 6-3, 280 lbs | Tampa, Fla. | (Jesuit) | >> Highlights|
High School: Rated three-star recruit by ESPN ... Was a first-team All-County selection on offense ... was second-team All-County on offense ... four-year letterwinner on teams that compiled for a 34-6 record during his tenure ... two-way player at offensive lineman and defensive end ... as a senior had 32 tackles ... totaled 15 sacks through junior and senior year ... started every game as a two-way player.
Personal: Born May 3, 1995 ... son of Robert Garcia and Lee Ann Jespersen ... plans to major in civil engineering.
|Ryan Glenn | Freshman|
|Offensive Line | 6-4, 265 lbs | Waukee, Iowa | Waukee | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from South Dakota, South Dakota State ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... named to the Des Moines Register’s Elite All-State team and to the Class 4-A All-State team ... Waukee was 7-2 in 2012 and made the second round of Class 4-A playoffs ... earned first-team All-CIML honors as a junior ... coached by Scott Carlson ... earned IANA second-team All-State honors his junior year as well as first team All-Dallas County honors ... three-year letterwinner in wrestling ... has earned three academic letters.
Personal: Born March 13, 1995 ... son of Rich and Janna Glenn ... intends to major in kinesiology.
|Tyler Brown | Freshman|
|Running Back | 5-11, 180 lbs | Lakeland, Fla. | Lake Gibson | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Utah St. and Western Kentucky ... played at Lake Gibson Senior High School for coach Keith DeMyer ... as a senior rushed for 1,203 yards and 12 touchdowns for team that made state playoffs and finished the season 10-1 after winning Class 6A District 10 team title ... caught nine passes for 78 yards ... recorded 1,100 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns his junior season ... earned second-team All-County his junior season ... recorded 1,200 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns his senior season ... earned first-team All-County his senior season ... FACA North vs. South All-Star.
Personal: Born Aug. 14, 1995 ... son of Lisa McRae and Bobby Brown ... intends to major in kinesiology.
|Jake Campos | Freshman|
|Offensive Line | 6-7, 260 lbs | West Des Moines, Iowa | Valley | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas St., Missouri, Oklahoma, Purdue, and Vanderbilt ... four-star recruit according to rivals.com ... selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game and for Team USA in the International Bowl ... played at Valley High School for coach Gary Swenson ... earned academic honors all four seasons ... earned first- team All-Conference both his senior and junior seasons ... team was Iowa prep Class 4A state champion his junior season ... earned first-team Elite All-State honors from the Des Moines Register his senior season ... ranked as top prospect out of Iowa according to rivals.com ... ranked No. 16 among projected offensive tackles in the national class of 2013 by rivals.com ... earned honors in baseball, basketball, and track ... placed third at state track meet his junior year in the shot put ... owns a 4.0 GPA and earned the Silver Cord award.
Personal: Born Oct. 18, 1994 ... son of James and Michelle Campos ... intends to major in engineering.
|Justin Webster | Freshman|
|Linebacker | 6-1, 217 lbs | Houston, Texas | Northland Christian | >> Highlights|
High School: Three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... four-year letter winner for Northland Christian ... first-team All-District running back as a junior ... honorable mention All-State running back junior year ... ran for 1500 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior ... first-team All-District running back as a sophomore ... honorable mention All-State running back sophomore year ... totaled 1400 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore ... received second-team All-District running back honors as a freshman ... had to forgo senior season due to a leg injury ... also competed in track and field ... won the 100m state championship as a junior ... was a part of the 4x100 state championship team ... coached at Northland Christian by David Nelson ... National Honors Society.
Personal: Born May 27, 1994 ... son of Monny and Shauna Webster ... undecided on major.
|Vernell Trent | Freshman|
|Defensive Line | 6-4, 255 lbs | Jacksonville, Fla. | Forrest | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Connecticut and Maryland ... four-year letter winner for Forrest ... named a part of the Florida Times-Union Super 75 seniors in Florida ... named to the Florida Class 5A All-State first-team ... played defensive line and offensive line in high school as a senior compiled 42 tackles and 12 sacks ... team captain as a junior and senior ... as a junior made 39 tackles and 10 sacks ... coached in high school by Terrance Flager.
Personal: Born Dec. 7, 1994 ... son of Sandy Trent ... Student of the Year Award ... intends to major in mechanical engineering.
|Bryan Ajumobi | Freshman|
|Wide Receiver | 6-2, 210 lbs | Grand Prairie, Texas | South Grand Prairie | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Air Force, Navy, and Washington ... played at South Grand Prairie High School for coaches Robert Davies and Brent Whitson ... recorded 47 catches for 732 yards and 10 touchdowns in three seasons at Grand Prairie ... earned first-team All-District honors his senior year ... two-year letter winner in track.
Personal: Born Oct. 20, 1994 ... son of Sunday and Nkem Ajumobi ... intends to major in biology.
|Kamarie Syrie | Freshman|
|Defensive Back | 5-10, 190 lbs | Hurst, Texas | L.D. Bell | >> Highlights|
High School: Three-year letter winner for Lawrence D. Bell ... first-team All-State ... first-team All-District safety during senior year ... Class 5A honorable mention All-State ... received player-of-the-week honors from The Dallas Morning News after totaling seven tackles and three forced fumbles in a win over Grapevine ... as a senior, made 58 tackles, 32 of them solo stops ... had a pick, caused seven fumbles and had a sack ... as a junior, made 60 tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass ... named second-team All-District as a linebacker junior year ... was awarded as first-team All-District safety as a sophomore ... coached at Lawrence D. Bell by Mark Smith.
Personal: Born Oct. 04, 1994 ... son of Satara Miller and Jamil Syrie ... cousin Odell Lawson played for the Patriots and the Saints ... intends on majoring in pre-med.
|Brandon Harris | Freshman|
|Wide Receiver | 6-1, 185 lbs | Cedar Hill, Texas | Cedar Hill | >> Highlights|
High School: Caught scoring passes for nine and 21 yards in the Texas Class 5A Division II championship game ... caught 36 passes for 442 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... made 13 receptions for 203 yards and three scores as a junior ... chose Iowa State over offers from Arkansas State, New Mexico St, and UTEP ... coached by Joey McGuire.
|Alex Leslie | Freshman|
|Tight End | 6-5, 220 lbs | New Braunfels, Texas | New Braunfels | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offer from Wake Forest and Memphis ... ranked the 31st-best tight end in the country according to espn.com ... All-District 25-5A first team as a wide receiver during senior season ... played on Team USA in International Bowl ... All-District first team as a tight end as a junior ... caught 44 passes for 676 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... caught 25 passes and four touchdowns as a junior ... earned All-County honors his junior season ... coached at New Braunfels by Chuck Caniford.
Personal: Born May 25, 1995 ... son of Trevor and Cynthia Leslie ... father played soccer at Richland College ... grandfather played football at Western New Mexico ... aunt played volleyball for Texas Women’s University ... intends to major in business administration.
|Rodney Coe | Junior|
|Defensive End | 6-3, 255 lbs | Fulton, Mo. | Edwardsville/Iowa Western CC | >> Highlights|
Iowa Western: Chose Iowa State over offer from South Florida ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... played two seasons for Iowa Western under coach Scott Strohmeier ... helped the Iowa Western Reivers win the 2012 JUCO National Championship ... as a sophomore, played in 10 games, making 42 tackles ... had nine tackles for losses of 38 yards ... had 1 ½ sacks and forced two fumbles ... in national title game (Graphic Edge Bowl), equaled season high with seven tackles and a tackle for loss ... second-team all-conference choice ... played at running back as a freshman, gained 468 yards on 80 carries and nine touchdowns.
High School: Rushed for more than 2,000 yards despite injuries ... also played linebacker ... ranked No. 2 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in its Super 30 in 2010 ... selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American game ... as a junior, rushed the ball 106 times for 978 yards and 12 touchdowns
Personal: Born May 18, 1993 ... grandson of Lois Moody ... undecided on major
|Joel Lanning | Freshman|
|Quarterback | 6-2, 220 lbs | Ankeny, Iowa | Ankeny | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offer from Nebraska ... three-star athlete according to rivals.com ... ranked as second-best prospect among class of 2013 in Iowa according to espn.com ... four-year letter winner at Ankeny ... Des Moines Register Class 4-A Player of the Year ... first-team Elite All-State senior year ... named first-team all-conference junior and senior seasons ... received second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore ... led Ankeny to a 14-0 record and state championship in 2012 ... tallied 3,384 total yards and 39 total touchdowns (22 passing and 17 rushing) during senior season ... set school record in passing yards at 2315 ... set school record for rushing yards by a quarterback at 1082 ... threw for 1,723 yards and rushed for 636 yards as a junior ... threw for 1230 yards and had 669 yards rushing as a sophomore ... coached at Ankeny by Jerry Pezzetti ... also competed in baseball and wrestling ... two-time first team all-state baseball selection ... played on 2012 Iowa state champion baseball team.
Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1994 ... son of Dana and Lisa Lanning ... brother Jeff played minor league baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization ... intends to major in business.
|Jacob Homa | Freshman|
|Offensive Line | 6-5, 260 lbs | Brookfield, Wis. | Central | >> Highlights|
High School: Three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... two-year letter winner at Brookfield Central ... Joe Thomas Award semi-finalist ... ranked seventh among prospects in Wisconsin ... honorable mention All-Conference senior year ... helped the Central squad average 250 yards rushing per game in 2012 ... coached at Brookfield Central by Jamie Meulemans.
Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1994 ... son of Scott and Lisa Homa ... intends to major in engineering.
|J.D. Waggoner | Freshman|
|Defensive End | 6-2, 230 lbs | Dallas, Texas | Jesuit | >> Highlights|
High School: 9-5A All-District defensive MVP ... 9-5A first-team All-District defensive captain senior season ... Texas APSE Class 5-A honorable mention ... All-District first team as a senior ... named to the All-District second team as a sophomore and junior ... named team-captain for senior season ... recorded 75 tackles with 25 tackles for loss during 2012 season ... recorded 16 sacks and forced seven fumbles in high school career ... coached at Dallas Jesuit by Brandon Hickman and Bob Wunderlick ... three-time letter winner in basketball.
Personal: Born July 5, 1994 ... son of David and Linda Waggoner ... undecided on major.
|Nigel Tribune | Freshman|
|Defensive Back | 5-11, 175 lbs | Jacksonville, Fla. | Raines | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Indiana, Tennessee and Florida International ... named a part of Florida Times-Union Super 24 a list of the top prospects in Florida ... first-team All-Conference selection totaled 45 tackles his senior year ... had four interceptions and returned one for a touchdown ... team was 11-3 his senior season ... made 30 tackles with a pair of touchdowns with an interception as a junior ... also broke up a pair of passes.
Personal: Born August 7, 1995 ... son of Noble Tribune III and Levader Wynn ... plans to major in physical therapy.
|Nick Severs | Freshman|
|Offensive Line | 6-4, 260 lbs | Macomb, Ill. | Macomb | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offer from Cincinnati ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked as the 31st- best recruit in Illinois according to rivals.com ... second-team All-State according to the Chicago Sun Times as a senior ... Class 4A Illinois Coaches Association first-team ... first-team All-Conference as a senior, junior and sophomore ... All-Conference honorable mention as a freshman ... four-year letter winner for Macomb ... coached at Macomb by Kelly Sears ... also competed in basketball ... was a member of the National Honors Society ... named Academic All-Conference.
Personal: Born August 27, 1994 ... son of Rick and Robin Severs ... undecided on major.
|D.A. Williams | Freshman|
|Defensive Back | 5-10, 170 lbs | St. Augustine, Fla. | St. Augustine | >> Highlights|
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Vanderbilt and Wake Forest ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... three-time All-County, All District and All-First Coast first-team honoree as a senior ... 6A Florida All-State honorable mention after senior season ... team was 11-1 his senior season named to Super 24 by Florida Times-Union ... made first-team All-Coast as a junior ... made seven interceptions as a junior ... second-team Class 6A All-State honoree ... coached by Joey Wiles.
Personal: Born May 25, 1994 ... son of Petrina Finch ... intends of majoring in business.
|Trevor Hodge | Freshman|
|Quarterback | 6-2, 190 lbs | Perris, Calif. | Citrus Hill | >> Highlights|
High School: Three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... completed 171-of-259 passes for 2,934 yards and 31 touchdowns with just five interceptions as a senior ... he rushed for 1,322 yards and seven TDs ... team went 14-0 and won CIF-Southern Section title by beating Phelan Serrano 38-24 in championships game as Hodge rushed for 113 yards ... third-team All-State honoree by CalHiSports.com ... All CIF-SS honoree was named Mountain Pass League Offensive MVP ... team was 12-1 in 2011 as Hodge completed 132-of-215 passes for 2,115 yards with 16 TDs and just four interceptions ... as a sophomore completed 93-of-186 passes for 1,251 yards and seven touchdowns ... coached by Eric Zomalt.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1994 ... son of Ramona McHose and Terrence Hodge ... intends on majoring in business and public relations
|Kamari Cotton-Moya | Freshman|
|Defensive Back | 6-1, 185 lbs | Bakersfield, Calif.| (Ridgeview) | >> Highlights|
High School: Named the Bakersfield Californian Football Player of the Year ... played quarterback and defensive back for Ridgeview ... led the Wolf Pack to the first Central Section Division III championship in school history ... rushed for 2,258 yards and 27 touchdowns ... passed for 1,341 yards and 13 touchdowns ... as a junior rushed for 898 yards and 16 touchdowns, passing for 464 yards and six touchdowns ... chose Iowa State over offers from Fresno St., Nevada, and Utah St. ... played for coach Dennis Manning.
Personal: Born Dec. 11, 1994 ... son of Vontay and Ahmad Moya ... undecided on major.