Cyclones welcome two jucos, preps

Iowa State announced Wednesday the signings of Emmanuel Bibbs (Chicago/Arizona Western CC), Aaron Wimberly (Snellville, Ga./Iowa Western CC), Shawn Curtis (Orlando/Olympia) and Alton Meeks (Orlando/Dr. Phillips).

"Both Aaron and Emmanuel are playmakers," head coach Paul Rhoads said. "Every time Aaron got his hands on the ball, you thought he could go all the way. Emmanuel is a tight end that can make people miss. Defenses had to respect his big-play ability. Both are great additions to our program. Alton Meeks and Shawn Curtis will have a real advantage coming in early and have a shot at playing right away."

Bibbs is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound, three-star ranked No. 40 in the ESPN JC 100. He caught 22 passes for 230 yards and six touchdowns this fall earning second team juco All-American recognition.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Wimberly is also a three-star prospect ranked in the ESPN JC 100 (No. 46) and a second team All-American. He gained 1,150 yards (7.4 yards per carry) on the ground and scored 14 touchdowns from his running back spot as a sophomore.

Curtis is 6-foot-6, 269-pound, four-star high school prospect. He was an all-state and all-metro performer as a senior and is considered the nation's No. 29-rated offensive tackle by ESPN.

Meeks is a high school quarterback expected to play linebacker for the Cyclones. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound three-star originally committed to Cincinnati.

Including its mid-year additions, Iowa State currently possesses a class of 25 for 2013.