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Cedar Rapids, Washington linebacker commits to ISU

Last week at the Cyclone Fanatic Football Recruiting Party, Matt Campbell said he wished his staff was further along on the class of 2017. Monday afternoon they took another step forward.

Cedar Rapids Washington linebacker O’Rien Vance has committed to Iowa State, according to multiple sources. Vance is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com and is one of the top players in Iowa for the class of 2017.

Vance had 92.5 tackles – 75 solo and 25 for loss – during his junior season while adding four sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery for the Warriors. Their season ended in the state quarterfinals against Cedar Rapids, Kennedy.

He was named first team all-state by the Des Moines Register and was the Cedar Rapids Gazette’s area defensive player of the year. 

Check back with Cyclone Fanatic later tonight for more on this story.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.