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ISU gains commitment from Minnesota defensive lineman

 ISU’s future defensive line just got bigger.

 Jamahl Johnson, a 6-1, 315-pound defensive lineman from Prior Lake High School in Savage, Minn. tweeted his commitment to the Cyclones on Monday night.

 According to Rivals.com, ISU and South Dakota had offered Johnson and a slew of other high profile programs, such as Auburn, Georgia, Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin had shown interest.

 Johnson’s Tweet: "I’m extremely blessed and excited to announce my commitment to play football at Iowa State University!! #GoCyclones!"

 Here’s a link to his page at Hudl.com. 



Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.