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Iowa State offers ’19 Florida offensive tackle

Belleview, Fla. offensive tackle Michael Tarquin has seen his recruitment ramping up since the end of his sophomore season last fall and that escalation continued on Tuesday. The 6-foot-4-inch, 272-pound prospect tweeted out he’d received a scholarship offer from Iowa State during an unofficial visit to Ames.

Tarquin’s only other offer is from South Carolina, but he’s seen interest from Auburn, Clemson, South Florida and Florida Atlantic. He unofficially visited the Gamecocks on March 2 and will attend Clemson’s spring game on April 9. He’s also previously visited Michigan State, Florida, Florida State and Miami.

Belleview went 6-3 last season and saw its year end in the first round of the state playoffs. Tarquin is the sixth 2019 offensive tackle to receive an offer from the Iowa State coaching staff.

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.