RECRUITING: Cyclones pick up second JUCO DT of the day

Sunday was a huge recruiting day in Ames – literally.

It got started when 6-foot-5-inch, 320-pound, Merced College defensive tackle Kamilo Tongamoa made his commitment to Iowa State. The day was capped when 6-foot-3-inch, 310-pound, El Camino College defensive tackle Ray Lima made his pledge, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic.

Both players visited Ames over the weekend.

Lima is rated as a three-star prospect by 247 Composite and is the No. 56 JUCO player in their rankings. He also held offers from Oregon, Arizona and a few others.

Iowa State now has four defensive linemen in their class of 2017, two high schoolers and two junior college guys. The two high schoolers, Kansas’ Angel Dominguez and Texas’ Deven Lamp, are defensive ends.

Lima gives the Cyclones 19 commits in their 2017 recruiting class. Iowa State was No. 35, and third in the Big 12, in the 247 team class rankings before Lima’s commitment.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic over the next couple days for more on these commitments.

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.

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