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 is in his fifth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared has spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He's the sideline reporter for KASI's Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station's baseball broadcasts during the summer.