Iowa State signs a cornerback on National Signing Day, tallies 22 in class of 2019

Iowa State’s head football coach Matt Campbell on stage during Cyning Day at Sukup End Zone Club on Feb. 7, 2018.

The official football signing day was a quiet one for Iowa State on Wednesday.

The Cyclones did most of their work on the recruiting trail during the early signing period in December, inking 21 athletes’ names.

Iowa State capped off the class with the signing of safety Isheem Young from Philadelphia. 

Young visited Iowa State on Feb. 1, according to, and finalized his decision Wednesday.

“We are excited to welcome Isheem [Young] into our football program,” said coach Matt Campbell in a release. “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.” 

Wednesday kicked off the early signing period in college football, the start of a three-day …

Young originally committed to Penn State, but the Nittany Lions withdrew their offer after Young pleaded guilty to participation in a robbery in July 2017. 

Throughout Young’s recruiting process, he received offers from top schools, including the likes of Alabama, LSU, Michigan and others.

Young sits as a three-star prospect according to, and he is ranked as the No. 56 safety and the 13th best prospect in Pennsylvania. 

Young is a pretty average size for a safety, listed at about 5-foot-10, 201 pounds.

With the addition of the safety, Iowa State’s placed at No. 46 in the 247Sports’ rankings.

Out of the 22 signed, Iowa State recruited the Midwest pretty heavily, but the Cyclones only signed three Iowans.

The three from Iowa are linebacker Coal Flansburg, offensive tackle Jake Remsberg and wide receiver Darien Porter — all three listed as three stars.

“You look at the programs they come from, and all three guys come from high school programs where their football coaches are great leaders and developers,” Campbell said about the Iowa signees in a release. “These are guys that know how to win and what it takes to be successful.

“All three of them lived that during their high school careers. I think it was really huge for us to keep young men from this state that really understand the values of this fanbase and what we are building here.”

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Outside of the trio of Iowans, a pair of running backs headlined the group: four-stars Breece Hall and Jirehl Brock.

Along with the pair of running backs, Campbell added a pair of quarterbacks.

With three quarterbacks leaving the program from last year, Campbell added graduate transfer John Kolar and three-star Easton Dean.

Overall, the class will likely go down as the strongest under Campbell at Iowa State so far.

“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,” Campbell said in the release. “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.”

Source: Iowa State Daily