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RECRUITING: 2017 late graduate JUCO CB picks up Iowa State offer

A summer graduate junior college defensive back picked up an Iowa State offer late last week. Independence C.C. cornerback Antonio Howard tweeted out an offer from the Cyclones on Saturday.

Howard, a 5-foot-10, 186-pound Miami-native, also holds offers from Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Ohio and a handful of others. He told Cyclone Fanatic on Sunday that he first started having contact with the Iowa State coaching staff last Wednesday. As of now, there is not planned official visit to Ames.

Howard officially visited Texas A&M the weekend of April 11. He made 19 tackles, 14 of them solo, three tackles for loss, two sacks and forced two fumbles during his freshman season.

He’ll graduate this summer and be available to enroll at his next school in the fall. The process between Howard and Iowa State is just starting to get off the ground, but it will be on worth monitoring.

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.

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