Iowa State recruiting capsule
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Breakdown: 18 high school, five junior college.
Positions: 5 WR, 5 DB, 3 LB, 3 OL, 2 DE, 2 RB, 1 QB, 1 DT, 1 ATH.
Where they came from: Texas 6, Florida 6, Iowa 3, California 2, Oklahoma 2, Georgia 1, Pennsylvania 1, Virginia 1, Wisconsin 1.
The stud: T Aaron Moore, Frisco Texas (Centennial) -- Ranked by Scouts Inc. as the nation's 40th best offensive tackle, he projects to be able to bulk up and become a more imposing player after arrival at college.
Recruiting-class sleeper: ATH Darius Reynolds (Reedley College) -- An original commitment under Gene Chizik, Reynolds was kicked off his college team earlier this season. He paid his own way to Ames to meet with coach Paul Rhoads' staff and convince him he still wants a chance to play with the Cyclones - -either as a quarterback or wide receiver.
The one who got away: LB Larvez "Pooh Bear" Mars, Apopka, Fla. -- There wasn't anything cuddly about this hitting machine, ranked as the nation's 79th best outside linebacker by Scouts Inc. Instead, Mars chose to stay close to home where he became one of Florida International's most noted national recruits.
Needs addressed: Wide receiver, secondary.
Still lacking: Defensive tackle, offensive line, tight end.
Scouts Inc. grade: C- (11th in the Big 12, fifth in North Division).
My take: Rhoads got a late start, but still was able to convince 13 of Chizik's 16 original recruits to stay true to the Cyclones. Rhoads will need more playmakers at every position, but getting his current recruiting class together on short notice with a reduced staff and lessened recruiting visits ranks as a major accomplishment as he starts his program.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State