Matt Campbell’s staff is putting in work on the recruiting trail this cycle.
To this point, Iowa State boasts the nation’s No. 24 class and the No. 4 class in the Big 12, per Rivals. That success can largely be credited to Campbell’s staff.
Just let the recruits tell it, as they did at the Rivals Camp Series in Los Angeles and San Francisco throughout the past two weeks, in which prospects mentioned Cyclones wide receiver coach Brian Gaser and Iowa State tight ends coach Alex Golesh among their favorite recruiters.
“Brian Gaser and kind of the whole offensive staff over there,” 3-star Iowa State quarterback commit D’Shayne James told Rivals. “They’re super into me and they all check up on me every now and again. I keep in contact with them very often.”
Two others, 3-star running back Sitiveni Kaufusi and 2020 offensive guard Carson Lee, each noted Golesh as their favorite assistant coach thus far.
“He’s really cool. He always sends pictures with my name and stuff on them,” Kaufusi said of Golesh. “I can feel a positive vibe from him and he’s always very encouraging and telling me good luck on my games. Sending me nice texts and stuff like that.”
“He’s the tight ends coach and the recruiting coordinator and we’re really developing a tight relationship,” Lee added. “I just like how he’s really personable. He’s gotten to know my family really well and they really him. My little brother really likes him, too, so that helps.”
With such high praise aimed at Ames, Ia., it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Iowa State is currently on pace for its best recruiting class finish in the Rivals recruiting rankings era.
To date, the Cyclones’ 2019 class features four pledges, as James is joined by 3-star quarterback Easton Dean, 3-star wide receiver Darien Porter, and 3-star offensive tackle Jame Remsburg.
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