Iowa State held a scrimmage on Sunday. Here's a recap of it, where several young players stood out.
Iowa State held a football scrimmage and several youngsters made a big impression early in camp on Sunday. Here’s what else the Ames Tribune was able to gather about the scrimmage.
Preseason All-Big 12 running back Mike Warren and wide receiver Allen Lazard were held out. It gave others down on the depth chart a chance to standout and sophomore wide receiver Carson Epps, who had two big-play receptions, and true freshman running back Kene Nwangwu, who broke a long touchdown run, took advantage.
The coaching staff was also impressed with the play of true freshman wide receiver Deshaunte Jones, senior defensive back Jay Jones, senior defensive tackle Demond Tucker, sophomore defensive back Brian Peavy and true freshman defensive tackle Jahmal Johnson.
Junior quarterback Joel Lanning put together a strong day and junior wide receiver Trever Ryen had a long touchdown.
The scrimmage was the continuation of a strong camp for Epps, Jones and Nwangwu. Epps entered camp a second-team wide receiver and is putting himself in position to get playing time against Northern Iowa in the opener. Jones and Nwangwu are making cases that they should play right away and not redshirt.