RECRUITING: Iowa State offers son of HOF linebacker

The Iowa State football coaching staff has been looking to add another linebacker to their class of 2017 after former commit Breydon Boyd and the program parted ways a couple weeks ago. Their plan with that linebacker spot might be starting to come togther.

Three-star, Tampa, Florida native, and son of NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, Decalon Brooks has picked up an offer from the Cyclones.


The 5-foot-10-inch, 195 pound, prospect is rated as the No. 50 linebacker in the class by already has offers from Lousiville, Rutgers, South Florida and, his Dad’s alma mater, Florida State.

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.