RECRUITING: Three-star defensive back commits to ISU

Sound the sirens again. Wednesday evening three-star cornerback from West Bloomfield, Mich., Richard Bowens III tweeted his commitment to Iowa State.


Bowens is rated as a three-star prospect by 247 and is No. 97 cornerback in the class of 2017. He picked the Cyclones over 13 other schools that offered him including Cincinnati, Minnesotta, Syracuse and Toledo.

The 6-foot-1-inch prospect had reportedly received interest from Michigan State and Penn State. He visited Iowa State on April 2.

Stay tuned to for more on Bowens’ commitment.

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.