Cyclones add six mid-summer commits


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Coach Matt Campbell argues with a ref after a play at the Alamo Bowl game Dec. 28. Campbell’s staff secured the commitment from six mid-summer recruits, including quarterback Hunter Dekkers.

Jack Shover

During late June and early July, the Iowa State football team added six verbal commitments of three-star recruits from the class of 2020.

Of the commits, Iowa State added one quarterback, one running back, two wide receivers, one defensive end and one offensive tackle.

Hunter Dekkers

Dekkers is the second quarterback to commit from the class of 2020, after pro-style quarterback Aiden Bouman. Dekkers is listed as a three-star recruit and dual-threat quarterback.

At 223 pounds and 6 feet 2 inches tall, Dekkers already has great size for the position. The lefty is coming off of finalist performance at the Elite 11 quarterback competition.

Due to his performance at Elite 11, Dekkers is a player who will continue to move up from his current ranking as the No. 28 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247 Sports.

As a junior for West Sioux High School in Iowa, Dekkers passed for 3,641 yards, 48 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 61% of his passes and rushing for over 500 yards on the ground.

Before committing to Iowa State, Dekkers received offers from schools including Indiana, Purdue and Kansas State.

Miyan Williams

With players like senior Kene Nwangwu, sophomore Johnnie Lang, freshman Breece Hall and freshman Jirehl Brock still on Iowa State’s roster, three-star Williams is a great depth piece for a position which will be perennially deep moving into the future.

The Ohio product is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 210 pounds, and checks in as the 53rd-best running back in the nation, according to 247 Sports. Williams held offers from Boston College, Kentucky and Cincinnati.

Xavier Hutchinson

A JUCO product from Blinn College in Texas, Hutchinson has great size at the wide receiver position at 6 feet 3 inches.

Last season at Blinn College, Hutchinson had 15 receptions for 306 yards and two touchdowns.

As the eighth-best JUCO receiver according to 247 Sports, Hutchinson also had offers from Arizona State and Illinois.

Aiden Bitter

Another 6-foot-3-inch receiver, Bitter checks in on 247 Sports positional ranking as the 138th-best receiver in the nation.

Last season, Bitter hauled in 32 passes for 568 yards and six touchdowns playing high school ball in Florida.

Johnny Wilson

With senior Matt Leo and junior JaQuan Bailey graduating after next season, Missouri native Johnny Wilson has great size at 250 pounds to step in as a freshman and provide depth at defensive end in the 2020 season if needed.

Wilson ranks as the 38th-best strong-side defensive end and had offers from Arkansas, Iowa and an in-state Missouri school.

Sam Rengert

Rengert is big at 285 pounds and is similar in size to senior Sean Foster, who redshirted coming out of high school.

Another player from Ohio, Rengert ranks on 247 Sports as the 84th-best tackler in the nation and held offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati and Buffalo.