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 247Sports.com. 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 247Sports.com player ranking
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
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
P Tyler Perkins, Norwalk (Norwalk, OH), 6-foot, 184 pounds