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Cyclones finalize 2019 recruiting class

AMES — Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has continued to build the Cyclone program up with another strong recruiting class.

After finalizing the 2019 signess on Wednesday, ISU has the 38th ranked class in the nation according to 247Sports, the highest total in school history.

“When you look at this class, it’s a class that really fits the mold of the culture of our program,” Campbell said. “We got great leadership, young men with great character and families, and I think guys that really have been committed to us for an extended period of time. What I really appreciate about this group is that even before the season began they saw the vision of where this program was going and where it has the ability to go. All of these guys have big-time impact ability. We were able to touch on every position group. As you see us continue to build the program, it’s touching all those areas where you continue to allow great competition as well as building great depth within your program. This group certainly does that for us.”

Campbell announced one addition to the class on Wednesday in defensive back Isheem Young out of Philadelphia, Pa. Young is a four-star recruit, a top-400 player and the No. 30 safety nationally by 247Sports’ composite rankings.

“We are excited to welcome Isheem into our football program,” Campbell said. “He is a highly motivated young man who has expressed tremendous gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the Iowa State football program.”

Including Young, there are four players in this year’s class listed as four-star recruits by 247Sports in running back Jirehl Brock out of Quincy, Ill., running back Breece Hall out of Wichita, Kansas, and defensive end Blake Peterson out of Beresford, S.D.

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