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Cyclones add commitment from Florida defensive back

Iowa State’s win over Texas Tech last Saturday is already starting to pay dividends on the recruiting trail.

The Cyclones have picked up a commitment from two-star cornerback Datrone Young, who visited Ames for the win over the Red Raiders. The Delray Beach, Fla. native is rated as the No. 225 cornerback in the class by 247 Composite.

The 5-foot-10-inch, 170-pound prospect chose Iowa State over offers from Florida Atlantic, Rutgers, Marshall, UAB, USF, Western Michigan and Wisconsin. He joins Michigan defensive back Richard Bowens as cornerbacks in Iowa State’s 2017 class.

The Cyclones are now up to 20 commits in this year’s class which ranks in the top-40 nationally. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic throughout the day 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.