RECRUITING: JUCO DB gives ISU second commit of the day

The sirens won’t stop sounding on this Sunday afternoon.

Iowa State has picked up their second commitment of the day in Butler County Community College defensive back Octavious Morgan. The 6-foot, 200 pound, prospect took a visit to Ames over the weekend.

He chose the Cyclones over offers from Baylor, Kansas State, Arkansas, Louisville, West Virginia and a handful of others.

He was the Cyclones’ second commit of the day after Georgia offensive lineman Caleb Chandler. He’s the Cyclones’ 12th commit of the class of 2017 and the second defensive back joining Michigan cornerback Richard Bowens III.

The two commitments have moved the Cyclones up to No. 30 in Scout’s class rankings and No. 34 according to 247.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on both of these commitments this afternoon.

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.