This last week's showdown with Kansas paid off immediately, as Iowa State has since picked up two 2009 football commitments in RB James White and WR DJ Beshears. White is a three-star on Rivals, while Beshears has yet to receive a rating.
White rounds out what should be a solid runningback corps next year, joining Alexander Robinson, Bo Williams, Jeremiah Schwartz and fellow commit Beau Blankenship in the backfield.
Beshears will have a bit more congestion in front of him at wide receiver, but it is possible the coaches are envisioning him in a Devin Hester like role, with a focus on returning kicks.
Iowa State now has ten commitments for the class.