The Iowa State Cyclones have been red-hot on the recruiting trail this week and continued that trend on Friday as they landed a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Brendan Black.
Black, a product of Jacksonville, FL, is a three-star prospect and the 66th-ranked interior offensive lineman in the 2023 class.
Listed at 6-4, 300-pounds out of high school, Black possesses a great frame for a guard or center at the next level and will be a valuable piece in the future for Matt Campbell and company.
Black chose the Cyclones over a host of other offers including Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Louisville, Memphis, and Miami among others.
With Black’s commitment, the Cyclones now have 11 pledges for the 2023 class and have moved to the No. 18 class in the country by 247Sports’ composite score. At the time of this article that is good enough to give them the fourth-ranked class in the Big 12 behind Texas Tech (2), Baylor (15), and TCU (17).
Iowa State has positioned themselves well to stay in the Top 30 of the recruiting ranking when all is said and done and the Cyclones have done a great job in replacing talent after losing perhaps the best recruiting class in school history to graduation.