RECRUITING: Four-star athlete picks Iowa State

With only two days between Matt Campbell’s coaching staff and signing day they pulled off another huge recruiting coup. On Monday night, four-star athlete Deshaunte Jones tweeted his commitment to Iowa State.

Jones is projected as a wide receiver at the next level and is rated as the No. 57 wide receiver in the class of 2016 by 247 has him rated as a three-star and the No. 45 athlete in the class. 

The Cincinnati native’s 247 profile has him listed with 12 other offers from schools such as West Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech and Toledo. He also had an offer from Louisville and his lead recruiter was listed as former Iowa State offensive line coach Chris Klenakis.

Jones is the 24th commit in Iowa State’s class of 2016, and the second prospect with a four-star rating.

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.