Prohm reflects on first recruiting trip


Korrie Bysted/Iowa State Daily

ISU men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm added 6-foot-8-inch power forward recruit Simeon Carter for the 2015-16 season. 

Garrett Kroeger

The environment is new and the competition is tougher.

ISU coach Steve Prohm went on his first big recruiting trip with his new school.

With six open scholarships in the 2016 recruiting class, Prohm and his staff are pulling all the stops to try and secure a class that will replace players like Georges Niang and possibly Monté Morris.

Chris Williams of Cyclone Fanatic tweeted July 14 that Prohm and his staff will travel to Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Washington D.C. Prohm is expected to focus the most time in New York and Atlanta.

Prohm’s biggest eye opener was the competition on the recruiting scale.

“Being at ISU now, people are gunning for you,” Prohm said.

With other big schools competing with Iowa State for talent, the Cyclones might have a tough time landing the talent and the positions they are gunning for. However, Prohm knows what he wants for the 2016 class.

“We have got to find a point guard, another ball-handling guard, and we have got to sign probably four frontcourt guys,” Prohm said.

Prohm hopes to find the next wave of ISU talent by any means possible.

“We will be looking at all options possible,” Prohm said. “Either high school, [junior college] and maybe a mid-year, end-of-year transfer to build this class.”

On the recruiting trail, Iowa State and Prohm received news that four-star guard, Xavier Simpson from Ohio, will visit Iowa State sometime in August.