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Iowa State redshirt sophomore T Sean Foster was arrested for being in a bar while underage and interfering with an official.

Foster was released from jail, and charged $600 dollars in total bonds for the two charges. He was the starting tackle for the Cyclones for the final six games of the season, including their appearance in the Liberty Bowl. There's no word at this time whether or not this will result in any type of discipline for the 6-foot-8, 304-pound tackle, but we'll obviously update if we here more on the situation.
Feb 18 - 3:52 PM

Bleacher Report's David Kenyon ranked Iowa State HC as the top head coach under the age of 40.

Kenyon ranks Troy's Neal Brown second, and Minnesota's P.J. Fleck third. Campbell has already turned Iowa State into a potential Big 12 contender; an impressive fete especially when you consider how bad of shape the program was in before he arrived from Toledo. He turned down overtures to interview for jobs after the season, but if a big-time job opens up at the end of the year -- and it assuredly will -- Campbell will rank at or near the top of lists.
Feb 17 - 6:09 PM

Iowa State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 QB Easton Dean.

Dean is ranked the 14th best "dual" quarterback in the nation by 247 Sports, and the second best prospect out of the state of Kansas. He passed for 22 touchdowns and rushed for eight more in his junior season for Labette County HS. Iowa State was his only offer from an FBS school at this point, but scouting reports suggest that his recruitment will pick up. It sounds like the Cyclones might have a potential starter at a premium position who can beat teams with his arm and legs.
Feb 10 - 7:42 PM

Iowa State redshirt senior QB Kyle Kempt has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

A stellar beat for the Cyclones. Kempt -- originally a member of Oregon State -- earned the additional year due to the coaching circumstances in Corvallis, as the quarterback transferred to a JUCO program after Mike Riley left for Nebraska following the 2014 season. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound gunslinger would go on to walk on at Iowa State following the 2015 campaign. After replacing an absent Jacob Park midway through the most recent season, Kempt went on to post 1,787 yards passing to pair with a 15/3 TD/INT ratio. He'll again work as starter for the Cyclones during the coming campaign. In that capacity during the 2017 season, he led the team to a 5-3 record in his eight opportunities.
Feb 9 - 3:06 PM

Iowa State signed three-star 2018 JUCO redshirt sophomore S Greg Eisworth.

Eisworth (6'0/195) initially signed with Ole Miss as part of their 2016 class, but after taking a redshirt for that campaign, the former highly-regarded recruit then dropped down to the JUCO ranks with Trinity Valley Community College for the 2017 campaign. Iowa State is gaining a physical safety who could help fill an immediate need, as the team's depth significantly thinned at the position with the departures of Kamari Cotton-Moya, Reggie Wilkerson and Evrett Edwards.
Feb 9 - 12:39 PM

Iowa State redshirt senior DL Kamilo Tongamoa was arrested on four changes and indefinitely suspended.

Tongamoa (6'5/291) was arrested on four misdemeanor counts: Pperating while intoxicated, striking an unattended vehicle, failure to have a valid license or permit while operating a motor vehicle and failure to prove security against liability. He's been suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities. A former four-star recruit who joined ISU from the junior college ranks, Tongamoa played in just one game for the Cyclones in 2017.
Jan 29 - 12:57 PM

Iowa State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Joseph Scates, who had previously been committed to Michigan State.

Scates committed to Michigan State in 2016, and then decommitted from the Spartans in February of 2017. The 6-foor-4, 180-pound wideout then became a bit of a mystery in terms of his recruiting process, but picks the Cyclones over Louisville, West Virginia and Alabama, among others. He ranks as the 55th best wideout by 247 Sports, and their scouting report raves about his speed and ability to jump over defensive backs. It sounds like head coach Matt Campbell is getting a good one.
Jan 28 - 6:41 PM

Iowa State WR Allen Lazard caught two passes for seven yards for the North in a 45-16 loss to the South on Saturday in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Lazard's two catches were both short-yardage hauls, and he didn't really get a chance to put his size (6'4/227) to work on Saturday. Fortunately for the former Iowa State top target, he did get a chance to impress over the week, and for the most part, analysts were pleased with his work. He does need to work on bringing in passes on a more consistent rate (a nice way to say he drops too many passes) but his possible red-zone threat skills make him an intriguing Late Day 2, early Day 3 selection come draft time.
Jan 27 - 8:04 PM

Pro Football Focus's Jordan Plocher says that Iowa State WR Allen Lazard had his best day of practice on Thursday and "really stood out" in the wide receiver group.

Lazard (6'4/227) has gotten mixed reviews from different outlets, but Plocher was impressed with what he saw from the former Cyclone star. "Lazard had a strong day in red zone drills against defensive backs displaying good hands and body control to go along with his physicality," he writes. Lazard also has apparently had some issues with drops, but because of his size and ability to control his body, teams are going to be intrigued by Lazard as a potential red-zone threat.
Jan 26 - 10:24 PM

Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko reports from the Senior Bowl that Iowa State WR Allen Lazard "remains heavy-footed and that won't get better."

"He doesn't have the burst to pop out of his breaks which may be the reason for having to grab so many contested catches this week," he wrote. Another draft writer noted that Lazard looked like he was "running in cement" while in his routes. The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder is huge, productive (owns ISU school records for career receptions, career receiving yards and career 100-yard receiving games) and sure-handed, but his lack of athleticism is going to push him down the board in the spring.
Jan 26 - 2:00 PM

Iowa State hired Illinois offensive analyst Nathan Scheelhaase to serve as running backs coach.

Scheelhaase was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Illini from 2010-13. After hanging up his cleats following the 2013 season, he took a year off before embarking on his post-playing career, with Illinois hiring him as assistant director of football operations in the spring of 2015. This gig with Iowa State will not be his first as a running backs coach, as he served in that capacity at Illinois in 2016 following the team's abrupt firing of HC Tim Beckman just days before the start of that season.
Jan 25 - 4:37 PM

Walter Football's Charlie Campbell called Iowa State LB Joel Lanning a "tackling machine" after watching him in the East-West Shrine Game practices.

Lanning (6'1/238) made the switch from quarterback to defense in 2017, and to say it went well is an understatement. Campbell says he has "versatile size," and that he could really blossom with "development at the pro level." The practices mean more than the games for most scouts, but Lanning will be one of the more interesting defenders to keep an eye on during Saturday's Shrine Game.
Jan 19 - 6:45 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt admits that he has "no idea" what is happening with the recruitment of uncommitted four-star 2018 WR Joseph Scates.

Scates (6'4/180) was a Michigan State commit for a time before he reopened his recruitment last winter. Helmholdt notes that while the Dayton, Ohio, native named Louisville and Alabama his leaders over the summer, "at no point that I am aware did he have a committable offer from the Crimson Tide." The analyst passes along Iowa State as one team to watch, here, before ultimately predicting that Scates would sign with Louisville. Rivals' No. 122 overall prospect in the 2018 class, he's a big wideout with plus quickness and burst.
Source: Rivals
Jan 15 - 2:14 PM

Iowa State redshirt senior QB Kyle Kempt could soon receive notice from the NCAA regarding his petition for a sixth year of eligibility.

Cyclones HC Matt Campbell said that talks with the NCAA "have really picked up" since the holidays have passed. Explained the head coach, "I think the positive is there’s been communication and feedback, which is really good for Kyle and certainly really good for us." The genesis of this sixth-year push comes from the fact that Kempt -- who originally signed with Oregon State -- transferred to the JUCO ranks due to the team's coaching change to Gary Andersen in the offseason of 2015. He then transferred again to Iowa State in 2016. Occasionally, extra eligibility is awarded when coaching changes are involved, which is the hope for Kempt and Iowa State in this situation. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder posted a 15/3 TD/INT ratio for the Cyclones this past season after emerging as starter in the wake of a leave of absence by Jacob Park in October.
Jan 15 - 12:41 PM

Iowa State junior CB Brian Peavy will return to school for the 2018 season.

Peavy (5'9/190) said near the end of December that he was split 50/50 on a draft declaration. He ends up siding with the Cyclones, a nice beat as they look to build off an encouraging 8-5 season. During this most recent campaign, the junior corner registered 81 tackles (6.0 for loss), a pair of interceptions and eight passes defended. He'll try to put his best foot forward for NFL evaluators come the fall.
Jan 9 - 4:51 PM

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