ISU football snags three recruits during weekend


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Cy and the team run onto the field before the North Dakota State game Aug. 30, 2014 at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones fell to the Bison 14-34.

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ISU football grabbed its first and second recruits of the 2016 season and added one more for 2015 during its Golden Ticket camp for players offered scholarships.

Kendall Williams, a running back from Butte College out of California, will bring some much needed depth to the Cyclones this fall. With a small pool of starting running backs, Williams could be the x-factor for the team. 

The 6-foot, 210-pound, three-star recruit committed to Arizona in 2013, but suffered a hip injury that took away his opportunity. Williams played in 12 games and ran for 1,156 yards with nine touchdowns for Butte College in 2014. 

Defensive end/tight end Carson Lensing became the first commit for the ISU 2016 class after he accepted ISU coach Paul Rhoads’ offer. The Calmar, Iowa, native had offers from South Dakota State and South Dakota. 

The 6-foot-4-inch, 225-pound Lensing is a two-star recruit, according to

Tight end D.J. Wonnum is the second recruit for the 2016 class. Also rated a two-star recruit, Wonnum had offers from California, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Georgia State, Memphis, Miami of Ohio, Old Dominion and South Florida. 

The 2015 ISU football season will start up against Northern Iowa in Ames on Sept. 5.