RECRUITING: Keontae Jones deciding on Jan. 31; other visit aftermath notes

I’m told Iowa State’s weekend full of visitors went very well. There weren’t any commitments but that isn’t anything to worry about. This class is already pretty full and there’s only a handful of kids left on Iowa State’s board at this point.

Here’s what I’ve been able to gather about a few guys in particular:

— Cincinnati safety Keontae Jones will announce his college decision on Jan. 31. That’s the day before signing day. He was in Ames this weekend and is scheduled to take a visit to Virginia Tech next weekend.

We’ll have to wait and see but I think Iowa State sits in a really good spot here. If I had to guess, I’d say he’ll end up with ISU.

— It sounds like there’s no timeline for a decision from USC graduate transfer offensive lineman Khaliel Rodgers. I’ve reached out to him but I don’t think he does much talking to the media so I don’t have more than that.

— I’ve reached out to Florida cornerback Jeffrey Lubin and hope to have more on his visit tomorrow.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on Iowa State’s visit weekend and the march towards National Signing Day.

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.