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Iowa State Football: 2022 Early Signing Day Tracker

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Hunter Deyo and Greg Gaines led the recruiting haul signed by the Iowa State Cyclones during the opening day of the early signing period for the 2022 football recruiting class.

The Cyclones signed two four-star recruits, Deyo and Gaines. Deyo, a 6-foot-3, 270 pound interior defensive lineman from Lewis Central in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was courted by Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas State and Minnesota before committing to the Cyclones. Gaines, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver from Tampa Bay Tech in Tampa, Florida, considered Indiana, Kansas State, Maryland and Alcorn State before choosing the Cyclones.


The vast majority of the remaining class is made up of three-star players, as rated by that includes linebacker Jacob Imming out of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; tight end Andrew Keller out of Waunakee, Wisconsin; and quarterback Rocco Becht from Wiregrass Ranch High School in Zephyrhills, Florida. Becht is the son of former NFL player Anthony Becht.

The Cylcones finished the 2021 season with a 7-5 record and will face Clemson in the Cheez-It Bowl on December 29th.

2022 Iowa State Early Signing Class

Class listed by player ranking

Four-Star Players

DL Hunter Deyo, Lewis Central (Council Bluffs, IA), 6-foot-3, 270 pounds

WR Greg Gaines, Tampa Bay Tech (Tampa, FL), 6-foot-2, 185 pounds


Three-Star Players

OT James Neal, Independence C.C. (Independence, KS), 6’6”, 300 pounds

LB Jacob Imming, Sergeant Bluff-Luton (Sergeant Bluff, IA), 6-foot-2, 215 pounds

TE Andrew Keller, Waunakee (Waunakee, WI), 6-foot-6, 210 pounds

QB Rocco Becht, Wiregrass Ranch (Zephyrhills, FL), 6-foot-1, 190 pounds

S Trevon Howard, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), 6-foot-1, 200 pounds

WR Jason Essex, Winnetonka (Kansas City, MO), 6-foot-3, 192 pounds

LB Will McLaughlin, Harlan Community (Harlan, IA), 6-foot-3, 220 pounds

Edge Ikenna Ezeogu, Blue Springs (Blue Springs, MO), 6-foot-6, 220 pounds

RB Quaron Adams, Chandler (Chandler, AZ), 5-foot-8, 150 pounds

RB Cartevious Norton, Ware County (Waycross, GA), 5-foot-11, 210 pounds

S Jeremiah Cooper, Andress (El Paso, TX), 5-foot-11, 170 pounds

IOL Deylin Hasert, Marshall (Marshall, MN), 6-foot-5, 280 pounds

TE Gabe Burkle, Prairie (Cedar Rapids, IA), 6-foot-7, 240 pounds

LB Carson Willich, Blue Springs (Blue Springs, MO), 6-foot-2, 200 pounds

Two-Star Player

P Tyler Perkins, Norwalk (Norwalk, OH), 6-foot, 184 pounds

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