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RECRUITING: In-state tight end John Nagel commits to ISU

West Delaware tight end John Nagel picked up an Iowa State offer earlier this week and it didn’t take long for him to take the next step in his recruitment.

Nagel, a 6-foot-6-inch, 230-pound, tight end/athlete committed to Iowa State on Friday, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic. He was previously committed to Northern Iowa.

Nagel is rated as the two-star recruit by 247 and he’s the No. 15 player in the state of Iowa. He also holds offers from Army, Air Force, Eastern Michigan and a handful of FCS programs.

He’s caught seven passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns during West Delaware’s 3-0 start to the season. He’s also stacked up 14.5 tackles, four solo tackles for loss and one sack.

The Hawks are currently ranked No. 6 in Class 3A by the Des Moines Register. They’ll face Center Point-Urbana at home on Friday.

Nagel is the second tight end in Iowa State’s class joining Norman North (OK) product Charlie Kolar. He’s the 20th commit in Iowa State 2017 class and the sixth from Iowa.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.