LIVE BLOG: National Signing Day 2017 (Updated 11:58 a.m.)

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*** (6:55 a.m.) – There’s already been a handful of guys sending in their letters of intent so far this morning. Ohio defensive end Dan Sichterman, Florida defensive back OJ Tucker and Michigan offensive lineman Robert Hudson have all faxed in their letters of intent.

The Cyclones also announced the signings of graduate transfers Khaliel Rodgers and David Dawson.

*** (7:08 a.m.) – Keontae Jones is the next man in. The No. 41 safety in the country, per 247Composite, officially joins his brother as a Cyclone. Just like Deshaunte, he could be poised to make an early impact in Cardinal and Gold.

*** (7:11 a.m.) – Ohio offensive lineman Jeff Nogaj has faxed in his letter of intent. I listed him as one of my best under-the-radar prospects in the class on Tuesday. He’s been described to me previously as a “Tom Manning type guy.” Nasty, strong and doesn’t seem to care about Twitter or the other distractions of the recruiting process.

*** (7:24 a.m.) – Rolling right along as Iowa City offensive lineman Alex Kleinow has sent in his letter of intent. He’s the No. 130 offensive tackle in the class and is a product of Iowa City West.

*** (7:27 a.m.) – One of the most highly-sought members of Iowa State’s class is officially in the fold. Arkansas wide receiver Josh Johnson has faxed in his letter of intent. He chose ISU over Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Indiana and a handful of others.

*** (7:35 a.m.) – Three-star wide receiver Tarique Milton will be signing with Iowa State, per his high school football program’s Twitter account. I’d been thinking Milton was the “silent commit” for some time and this could confirm that. Either way, big pickup of a speedy pass catcher.

*** (7:36 a.m.) – The Cyclones officially have their quarterback of the future. Waterloo West signal-caller Devon Moore has faxed in his letter of intent a year and two months after becoming Matt Campbell’s first commit.

*** (7:50 a.m.) – In-state defensive end John Nagel has sent in his letter of intent. The three-star West Delaware product was a Des Moines Register All-Iowa team selection as a senior.

*** (8:00 a.m.) – How could we ever forget the defender from Down Under?

*** (8:46 a.m.) – A couple more guys signings have become official. Georgia offensive lineman Jacob Bolton and linebacker O’Rien Vance have sent in their letters of intent and joined the Cyclones.

*** (8:54 a.m.) – Kansas defensive lineman Angel Dominguez is officially signee No. 16 for Iowa State. We’re two-thirds of the way to Iowa State’s signing day finish line.

*** (9:11 a.m.) – There has been rumblings for several weeks about JUCO defensive tackle Kamilo Tongamoa and his commitment. After a late push by Oregon, the No. 3 JUCO defensive tackle in the class said he’ll be signing with Iowa State today.

*** (9:23 a.m.) – Oklahoma tight end Charlie Kolar has officially signed. I think he has one of the highest ceilings of any player in the class. He turned down an offer from Oklahoma State over the weekend to stay with the Cyclones.

*** (9:26 a.m.) – The hometown kid is the next one in. Ames offensive lineman Colin Newell has turned in his letter of intent. You should check out this story about Newell by the Ames Tribune‘s Joseph Hoyt while you’re waiting for more updates.

*** (10:03 a.m.) – California defensive lineman Tucker Robertson has sent in his letter of intent. Only five letters left to be faxed in to the Cyclones here today. Robertson is the No. 60 strong-side defensive end in the class and No. 111 prospect from California.

*** (11:15 a.m.) Cyclone fans can officially breathe easy. Junior college defensive tackle Kamilo Tongamoa has sent in his letter of intent and been announced as a member of Iowa State’s 2017 recruiting class. A big recruiting win for the Cyclones to hold off a late push from Oregon.

*** (11:18 a.m.) – One of Iowa State’s most highly-touted high school prospects has officially signed with the Cyclones. Mississippi defensive end Cordarrius Bailey has been announced as a member of the class. He picked the Cyclones despite late pushes from Louisville and several other schools.

*** (11:54 a.m.) – Iowa State is waiting for only two more LOIs after Florida defensive back Datrone Young was announced by the school. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound three-star is the No. 176 cornerback in the class, according to 247Composite.

Dowling linebacker Jake Hummel and Florida wide receiver Tarique Milton are the two Iowa State commits left unsigned at this time.

*** (12:16 p.m.) – Three-time state champion Jake Hummel has signed his letter of intent and been announced the school. The Dowling linebacker is rated as the No. 57 inside linebacker in the country, No. 10 prospect in Iowa and recorded 55.5 tackles during his senior year.

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.