Iowa State picked up another solid commitment on Friday night when Texas safety Jeremiah Cooper announced on Twitter he would be joining the Cyclones. The three-star player, according to 247Sports, became a top target for Iowa State, who took official visits to Texas Tech, SMU, Kansas State and Baylor last month.
Cooper held offers from Arizona, Baylor, Boston College, Syracuse, SMU, Texas Tech, Wake Forest and Yale, among others. Cooper is seen as the No. 837-ranked recruit nationally, the No. 52-ranked safety and the No. 155-ranked prospect in Texas in the class of 2022 per the 247Sports Composite.
With Cooper, Iowa State has 10 commitments in its 2022 class, which ranks the Cyclones No. 49 nationally and the No. 5-ranked class in the Big 12, trailing Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, in order.
Matt Campbell has always taken three-star guys and turned them into five-star players as he’s built the Cyclones into a national contender, but now with all the success it’s time to see if the Cyclones can start recruiting Top 25 or 30 classes on a regular basis and what that means for the product on the field moving forward.