Iowa State received great news tonight when Peach State offensive lineman Jacob Bolton committed to the Cyclones. The athletic offensive lineman from Blessed Trinity made his decision official when he Tweeted:
— jacob bolton (@Jbolton75_) January 25, 2017
The senior had a very impressive comeback season after suffering an arm injury that had him sidelined for almost his entire junior season. Even with virtually no junior film, colleges were eager to start recruiting the 6’6″ 305-pound offensive lineman, and at the end of the summer, he had almost double digit offers on just his sophomore film alone.
Iowa State jumped into the picture and offered Bolton on September 13th last year after seeing Bolton’s early senior film. The Cyclones had to beat out Maryland, East Carolina and Western Kentucky for his services.
With Bolton’s commitment, Iowa State is landing a really talented offensive lineman, who was slept on heavily by other schools in Power 5 conferences. During his senior season, he was a dominant pancake-making machine on the field. His efforts earned him First Team All-State on our website and other various media outlets in the state of Georgia.
In high school, Bolton played in a run heavy offense that is predicated on ball-control and beating the opponent in the trenches. The powerful run blocking lineman is a fundamentally sound player, and plays with strong hands in the trenches, while also keeping a flat back. Bolton has always been considered a high-upside player at the next level by our staff and we think his skill-set, size, intelligence, and work ethic is the perfect combination to excel in the Cyclones program.
Bolton is the 18th commitment for Iowa State in the class of 17 and the very 1st player from the Peach State.