The 2012 recruiting class is in the books and wrapped up shortly before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Head coach Paul Rhoads and the Iowa State football staff signed 21 student-athletes in the class of 2012. Click the links below for the 2012 class breakdown, bios and video (with coach commentary) of each student-athlete.
Iowa Western: Played one season for Iowa Western under coach Scott Strohmeier ... earned honorable mention All-Midwest Football Conference honors ... at defensive end, recorded 35 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble for the Reviers.
High School: Played at Gilbert High School for coach Scott Auderer ... 2010 Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association All-Class 2A first-team defense member ... Ames Tribune 2010 Mid-Iowa Football Player of the Year ... as a senior, led the Tigers in tackles with 102, including 18 for loss ... forced two fumbles ... led Gilbert in rushing with 1,137 yards and 11 touchdowns ... as a junior, led Gilbert's defense with 106 tackles, eight for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery ... recorded two tackles for the varsity squad as a sophomore ... also competed in track and field for Gilbert, qualifying for state in the Class 2A shot put at the 2011 Iowa High School State Championships ... also played basketball for the Tigers.
Personal: Born Nov. 9, 1993 ... son of Beverly Morrissey ... kinesiology major.
Before Iowa State: Attended Hillsborough Community College as a student but did not play football.
High School: Played for the Freedom High Patriots under coach James Harrell ... 2009 All-Western Conference National Division first-team kickoff returner ... 2009 Tampa Tribune second-team All-Hillsborough County team kickoff returner ... as a senior, caught 34 passes for 736 yards and six touchdowns ... on defense, had 74 tackles and four interceptions ... returned kicks for the Patriots with nine returns going for 331 yards and two touchdowns ... in playoff loss to Countryside, caught 30-yard touchdown pass and forced and recovered a fumble.
Personal: Born July 27, 1992 ... son of Pam and Sam Mutcherson ... journalism and mass communications major.
Trinity Valley CC: Chose Iowa State over offers from Baylor, Houston, Kansas and Minnesota ... during the 2011 season, recorded 35 tackles, five for loss, 16 pass breakups and a team-high two interceptions for Trinity Valley ... helped lead the Cardinals to Citizens Bank Bowl ... as a freshman, posted 30 tackles and two interceptions, one he returned 58 yards for a touchdown ... played for coach Brad Smiley.
High School: Played at James Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Fla. for coach Maurice Belser ... recorded 30 tackles, two for loss, two interceptions and a fumble recovery as a senior ... on offense, caught four touchdown passes his senior season ... also competed in baseball and basketball ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born March 16, 1991 ... son of Cliff Stokes, Sr. and Rolanda Walker ... criminal justice major.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Florida and Washington State ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked No. 29 among projected offensive guards in the class of 2012 by rivals.com ... No. 10 among prospects ranked in the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Class of 2012 "Super 60"... torn ACL in first game of senior season, sitting out the remainder of the year ... 2010 second-team All-Orange County selection by Orlando Sentinel ... helped the Tigers earn a 10-2 record in his junior season ... played at left tackle for Jones in the 2010 season ... during summer of 2010, was named top offensive lineman at the National Underclassmen Combine ... coached in high school by Kenard Lang, who played 10 seasons in the NFL for Cleveland, Denver and Washington.
Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1993 ... son of Angela Williams ... brother Patrick Williams is a defensive lineman at Villanova ... high school teammate of Cyclones defensive end Willie Scott ... intends to major in criminal justice.
High School: Named team MVP senior season at Tarpon Springs ... as a senior, recorded 42 catches for 684 yards and 11 touchdowns ... in win over Clearwater, accounted for five touchdowns, three receiving, a 24-yard touchdown pass and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown ... also assisted in return duties, returning nine kicks at an average of 28.89 yards per return ... played at Holiday Anclote High School before transferring to Tarpon Springs ... as a junior, caught 18 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns ... sophomore season, caught 12 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown at Holiday Anclote ... coached at Tarpon Springs by Ronnie Hawn and former Iowa State defensive back Atif Austin.
Personal: Born August 10, 1995 ... son of Lorna Williams and Dwight Daley and guardian Charles Driver... undecided on major.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offer from Minnesota ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... started on the offensive line, with a limited role on defense due to injuries on the Red Devils' offense ... posted 23 tackles, three for loss, three sacks and forced and a recovered a fumble on the defensive side of the ball as a senior ... started at tight end as a junior ... caught three passes for 55 yards for Pike ... coached at Pike by Derek Moyers ... attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas before moving to Indianapolis prior to his junior season.
Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1994 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire ... son of Rose-Marie and Albert Yezaio ... full name is Pierre Jean-Baptiste Nicholas Florian Aka ... intends to major in nuclear engineering.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offer from Iowa ... ranked as sixth-best prospect in the state of Iowa by rivals.com ... Des Moines Register Elite All-State selection ... also chosen first-team Class 3A All-State by Des Moines Register ... Iowa Newspaper Association first-team All-Class 3A ... started on offensive and defensive line as a senior ... unanimous All-District selection on the defensive line and at punter ... team defensive MVP as a senior ... recorded 48 tackles, 15 for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery his senior season at Creston ... also served as the team's punter, booting 22 kicks at an average of 38 yards per kick with a long of 64 yards ... as kickoff specialist, recorded three touchbacks ... All-District recipient as a junior ... started at tight end and defensive line as a junior ... caught 17 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown and recorded 36 tackles and six sacks in 2010 ... also did punting and kickoff duties for Creston ... second-team All-District tight end in 2009 ... as a sophomore, caught 23 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns ... also recorded 45 tackles, six for loss, and recovered a fumble ... three-year letterwinner ... head coach at Creston Orient-Macksburg was Brian Morrison ... also competed in wrestling, finishing second in Class 2A at 215 pounds ... lost in state finals to fellow Cyclone commit Kane Seeley ... finished sixth at 215 pounds as a sophomore ... also competed in baseball, soccer and track and field at Creston.
Personal: Born June 15, 1994 ... son of Jeff and Michelle Bevins ... brother Jared plays football and wrestles at Simpson College in Indianola ... intends to major in elementary education.
High School: Three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... named to the Houston Chronicle Top 100 prior to his senior season ... two-time first-team All-District selection ... also earned All-County honors ... named to the first-team All-Greater Houston team by VYPE Magazine ... recorded 56 tackles, seven for loss, four sacks and an interception in 2011 ... part of Highlander defense that posted four consecutive shutouts in 2011 ... as a junior, posted 61 tackles and 9.5 sacks for the Highlanders ... helped leads The Woodlands to a district title in 2010 ... earned second-team All-District honors during sophomore season ... posted 20 tackles, three for loss, three sacks, a safety and a fumble recovery ... coached at The Woodlands by Mark Schmid.
Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1993 ... son of Scott and Laura Meyers ... intends to major in business.
High School: Three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked as the 14th-best prospect in the state of Missouri by rivals.com ... two-year team captain for the Titans ... helped lead Lee's Summit West to a state title, two district championships and two conference championships ... named 2011 Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year by the Missouri Football Coaches Association ... 2011 Class 5A first-team All-State selection by the Missouri Football Coaches Association and the Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters ... in 2011, threw for 2,169 yards and 20 touchdowns along with rushing for 784 yards and 13 touchdowns ...as a senior was quarterback of Lee's Summit West's squad that reached the Missouri Class 5A semifinals ... lost 76-60 in quadruple-overtime of semifinal ... in that game, Knott threw for 379 yards and rushed for 205 ... first-team All-State and All-Conference honoree in 2010 ... as a junior, led West to the Class 5A state title with 314 passing yards and four touchdowns in a win over Webster Groves ... as a junior, threw for 1,810 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 14 touchdowns ... earned a letter in football his sophomore year ... also played baseball for the Titans, making the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State team as a utility player.
Personal: Born Nov. 3, 1993 ... son of Tim and Laura Knott ... brother of Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott ... undecided on major.
High School: Ranked as 10th-best prospect in Iowa in the class of 2012 by rivals.com ... four-year letterwinner for the Ankeny Hawks and coach Jerry Pezzetti ... 2011 Class 4A first-team All-State selection by the Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association ... first-team All-CIML and All-CIML Central Conference selection at kicker ... 2011 Jamie Kohl Kicking Camp second-team All-American ... as a senior, converted 11-of-14 field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards ... made 48-of-51 PATs ... 64 of his 73 kickoffs in 2011 went for touchbacks ... in 2010, earned honorable mention all-conference honors ... as a junior, converted 8-of-13 field goals with a long of 40 ... made 40-of-43 extra point tries ... 36 touchbacks in 2010 ... second-team All-Conference recipient as a sophomore ... converted five-of-nine field goal tries with a long of 42 yards ... hit 40-of-45 extra point attempts ... hit 25 kickoffs for touchbacks ... played five games at kicker for the Hawks as a freshman ... made both field goal attempts with a long of 41 yards ... hit all 19 extra point tries as freshman.
Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1993 ... son of Jackie and Kyle Netten ... intends to major in journalism and mass communications.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offer from Michigan ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked 70th among wide receivers in the class of 2012 by rivals.com... ranked 66th among 2012 Texas high school prospects by rivals.com ... named to the Houston Chronicle Top 100 after his senior year ... earned second-team All-Montgomery County honors ... helped Willis reach the playoffs and win in postseason competition for the first time in over a decade ... caught 25 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns ... along with his prowess as a receiver, was also a contributor on defense ... recorded two sacks in a win over Houston Davis ... first-team All-District and All-County as a junior ... as a junior, recorded 38 receptions for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns ... second-team All-District honoree as a sophomore ... brought in 23 receptions for 345 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore ... coached at Willis by Audie Jackson ... also competed in basketball and track and field for the Wildkats ... earned district newcomer of the year to go with All-District honors in basketball as a sophomore ... earned second-team All-District as a junior.
Personal: Born July 20, 1994 ... son of Keisha Johnson ... intends to major in business.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Clemson, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Notre Dame, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Utah ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranks 81st in the rivals.com post-season Texas top 100 ... first-team All-District honoree as a wide receiver and cornerback ... played a variety of roles for the Eagles ... was second on the team in rushing with 277 yards and six touchdowns ... also second in receiving with 25 catches for 446 yards and three touchdowns ... on defense, recorded 55 tackles, a sack, four interceptions, 26 pass deflections and a blocked field goal ... also returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown ... all-district honoree as a junior ... posted 32 tackles and seven interceptions ... at receiver, caught 40 passes for 660 yards and six touchdowns ... coached at Wilmer-Hutchins by Elize Barnett.
Personal: Born June 4, 1993 ... son of Dorian Lawry and Robin Young ... undecided on major.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Boston College, Duke, South Carolina and Washington State ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked as No. 91 wide receiver in the class of 2012 by rivals.com ... as a junior, compiled 446 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.
Personal: Born Sept. 26, 1992 ... son of Mimi and Patrick Harris.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Perry High School for coach Jason Olejniczak ... Des Moines Register 2011 Elite All-State and All-Class 3A selection ... first-team All-District linebacker ... led Perry with 108 tackles, five for loss, three interceptions and a sack ... also led the team in rushing with 776 yards and 10 touchdowns ... first-team All-District running back as a junior ... recorded 78 tackles and one interception ... rushed for 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns ... as a sophomore, compiled 70 tackles and an interception ... also competed in wrestling, going 47-0 on his way to the class 2A state title, where he defeated fellow signee Collin Bevins for the title ... also a state qualifier in track ... three-time Academic All-District in football and wrestling ... National Honors Society member.
Personal: Born July 6, 1993 ... son of Scott and Lori Seeley ... undecided on a major.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offer from Minnesota ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked as third-best prospect among in-state class of 2012 prospects ... 2011 Des Moines Register Elite All-State honoree ... also earned first-team All-Class 4A from the Register and Iowa Newspaper Association ... was a team captain and MVP for the Trojans in 2011 ... played quarterback for Iowa City West, throwing for 2,128 yards and 18 touchdowns ... completed 58.4 percent of his passes and had a long pass of 68 yards ... was also the leading rusher for the Trojans, posting 1,191 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground ... was second in Class 4A in total yards at 3,319 ... also contributed on defense, posting 24 tackles ... earned Iowa Network Services player of the week honors for his four touchdown (two rush, two pass) effort against Cedar Rapids Prairie ... in win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson, post five touchdowns (three rush, two pass) while only playing first half ... 2010 All-Conference selection and team MVP honoree ... led the Trojans in passing (1,351 yards) and rushing (689 yards) as a junior ... threw for nine touchdowns while rushing for six more ... contributed 17 tackles on defense in 2010 ... earned All-Conference and team MVP honors in sophomore campaign ... started at quarterback as a sophomore, leading the team in passing (758 yards) and rushing (843 yards) ... contributed 14 touchdowns (11 rush, three pass) in 2009 ... posted 12 tackles and an interception on the defensive side of the ball ... coached at Iowa City West by Brian Sauser ... also competed in track and field, having previously qualified for state championships in the long jump and sprint medley relay.
Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1994 ... son of Teresa Jordan and Charles Rogers ... undecided on major.
Adam Pavlenko | Freshman
Linebacker | 5-10, 210 lbs | Mesa, Ariz. | Marcos De Niza | >> Highlights
High School: Three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... Defensive Player of the Year in Division II Section III ... Arizona Football Coaches Association Division II All-State team honoree ... as a senior, recorded 110 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles ... on offense, ran the ball 12 times for 27 yards and four touchdowns ... earned All-State honors in 2010 ... as a junior, posted 133 tackles, five pass deflections, an interception and a fumble recovery for the Padres ... coached by Roy Lopez ... also wrestled at Marcos De Niza, compiling a 19-4 record as a junior at 215 pounds.
Personal: Born March 31, 1993 ... son of Ronda and Alex Pavlenko ... brother Alex Pavlenko wrestled at Arizona State from 2004-08 ... intends to major in education.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Arizona and Oregon State ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... ranked as the 13th-best prospect in Oklahoma by rivals.com ... Daily Oklahoman first-team All-State and All-Oklahoma City honoree ... member of 2011 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team ... anchored offensive line for Panthers squad that averaged 350 yards rushing per game in 2011 ... as a junior, first-team All-Big City selection by the Oklahoman ... second-team All-West Metro selection by the Oklahoman as a sophomore ... three-year starter and letterwinner at Putnam City North ... head coach was Bob Wilson.
Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1993 ... son of Robert and Charlotte Burton ... intends to major in mechanical engineering.
High School: Class 5A-District 16 first-team recipient ... named District Lineman of the Year in 2011 ... Austin American-Statesmen All-Central Texas second-team honoree ... named to 2011 Old Coach Magazine second-team All-Class 5A team ... two-year starter for the Lions ... did not start playing football until his junior year of high school ... honorable mention All-District honoree as a junior ... high school coach was Clint Harper ... also played baseball at Leander.
Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1993 ... son of Bret and Reyna Darter ... undecided on major.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Kansas and Vanderbilt ... three-star recruit according to rivals.com ... four-year letterwinner at Camden County, helping the team earn two state championships during his tenure ... first-team All-Region selection as a senior ... posted 41 tackles and six sacks ... as a junior, made 47 tackles, seven sacks and recovered a fumble ... in 2009, posted 35 tackles, five sacks and recovered two fumbles, returning one for a touchdown ... also competed in track and field for the Wildcats ... 2011 regional champion in the shot put and discus throw.
Personal: Born Sept. 25, 1993 ... son of Jospehine and Anthony Jackson ... intends to major in criminal justice or forestry.
High School: Chose Iowa State over offers from Indiana and Miami (Fla.) ... started four years for the Hurricanes ... helped lead Manatee to the Florida Class 7A State Championship, winning the title game 40-0 over First Coast ... 2011 Associated Press third-team All-7A selection ... recorded 81 tackles as a senior ... posted 123 tackles and two sacks as a junior ... as a sophomore, recorded 137 total tackles for a 13-2 squad ... also played varsity as a freshman, posting 32 tackles ... coached at Manatee by Joe Kinnan ... high school teammate of Iowa State wide receiver Quenton Bundrage and defensive lineman Quinton Pompey.
Personal: Born Sept. 1, 1992 ... son of James White and Beverly Baxter ... undecided on major.
High School: Three-star quarterback according to rivals.com ... ranked as the 28th-best pro-style quarterback in the class of 2012 and 68th among class of 2012 prospects in California by rivals.com ... first-team Ventura County Coaches Association selection ... first-team All-Marmonte League honoree ... threw for 1,851 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... recorded 493 yards and five rushing touchdowns on the ground prior to senior season, was one of 24 quarterbacks invited to Elite 11 camp in Malibu, Calif. Second-team All-Marmonte League recipient ... as a junior, threw for 1,868 yards and 21 total touchdowns ... completed 63.5 percent of his passes in 2010 ... also rushed for 331 yards and seven touchdowns ... coach for the Musketeers was Tim Lins ... also competed in basketball, track and field and swimming at Moorpark.
Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1994 in Iowa City, Iowa ... son of Jerry and Marcie Rohach ... mother ran track at Central College ... sister Tiffany Hurd plays basketball at Providence College ... sister Lauren competes in volleyball and track and field at California Lutheran ... brothers Brody and Brandon Hughes play football at Wayne State and Fresno State, respectively ... undecided on major.
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