Big 12 Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Iowa State Shines in Relatively Quiet Week

Erin SorensenContributor IAugust 8, 2012

AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 18:  Fans cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium November 18, 2011 in Ames, Iowa.  (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)
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Every Wednesday, we'll take a trip around the Big 12 to see how recruiting is panning out. Whose class is shaping up nicely and who has a lot of work left to do? Your weekly recruiting roundup will help answer just that.

With the football season inching closer and camps getting in full swing, commitments have slowed considerably in the last week. For the Big 12, it was a quiet week, but one filled with a few 3-star pickups.



Iowa State got the most commitments in the last week with two total. Those recruits are OL Vincent Johnson and 3-star OL Nick Severs. Severs is an interesting pickup for the Cyclones, as he will add a good size (6'4", 250 pounds) to the team as an offensive guard. A third and final visit to Iowa State is what sealed the deal for Severs, adding to the Cyclones' commitment list.

Johnson, on the other hand, is an offensive tackle from Sacramento, California. After a visit to the campus, the 6'5", 250-pound athlete knew where he wanted to be.

“I am going to be an Iowa State Cyclone,” Johnson told “I couldn’t be happier with my decision and it’s a huge weight off my shoulders. After taking the visit, I knew Iowa State was the place for me.” 

With plenty of offers to choose from, 3-star LB Isaiah Williams selected Kansas State to play for head coach Bill Snyder. The 6'1", 223-pound athlete out of Dallas, Texas had offers from Colorado, New Mexico, SMU and Texas State.

TCU snagged 3-star LB Dac Shaw this week, who was originally thought to commit to Baylor back in June. Shaw is a member of 247Sports' Top247, which means he is one of the best players in the country based on its rankings.

Having heavily recruited in the state of Florida, it has paid off for West Virginia with a commit from 3-star RB Jacky Marcellus. With a 4.5 40, the 5'8" and 175-pound athlete will only get faster with time and maturity.



Oklahoma lost RB Greg Bryant of Delray Beach, Fla. at the end of July. Bryant was ranked No. 30 in the ESPN 150 and No. 2 at running back. Greg Bryant Sr. confirmed his son's decommitment in a text to ESPN saying, "Lil Greg decommitted from Oklahoma."



S Jamal Adams, a recruit for the class of 2014, is set to visit Oklahoma with his father today. A rumor going around on the ESPN Insider Message Board (must have subscription to access) suggests that George Adams, Jamal's father, said, "We're serious about OU. We wouldn't be taking a trip up there if we didn't have real interest."

Oklahoma has not extended an offer to Jamal, but the father-son duo is hoping that changes with its visit.