RECRUITING: Iowa State hands out trio of 2018 offers

Iowa State offered a trio of class of 2018 prospects over the last several days. The group is led by Ashdown, Ark., cornerback Ladarrius Bishop while Louisville, Ky., offensive guard Wyatt Smock and The Woodlands, Texas, defensive back Ethan Bonner picked up offers as well.

Bishop is rated as the No. 94 cornerback in the class by 247Composite. The three-star prospect is the No. 1,032 prospect overall and No. 6 player in the state of Arkansas. The 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back also holds offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Purdue, Arkansas State and a handful of others.

Bonner also holds offers from Washington State, Northwestern, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, Texas-San Antonio, Princeton, Yale and Dartmouth. The 6-foot-1-inch, 165-pound prospect ran a 4.55 40-yard-dash during The Opening in Houston earlier in the spring.

Smock is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout and is the No. 17 offensive guard in the class. He’s the No. 4 offensive guard in the Midwest and No. 1 in Kentucky. The 6-foot-4-inch, 290-pound prospect also holds offers from Arkansas, Louisville, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Memphis and a few others.

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.