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REPORT: Iowa State adds JUCO safety

The secondary figures to be the strong point of the Iowa State defense in 2016, and the group might have gotten a little better on Monday.

Minnesota Vikings rookie, and former Clemson star, Mackensie Alexander tweeted (shown above) that his brother, JUCO safety, and former Auburn Tiger, Mackenro Alexander, will continue his football career at Iowa State. Alex Halsted of AllCyclones.com confirmed the tweet.

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Alexander, a former three-star prospect from Immokalee, Florida, signed with the Tigers in 2013. He recorded four tackles in eight games as a true freshman, but did not play in 2014.

He will arrive before the fall and be eligible to play this season.

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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.