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RECRUITING: Iowa State offers pair of safeties in 2018 class

Adding depth to the secondary will be one of the top priorities for the Iowa State coaching staff in putting together its 2018 recruiting class and a few offers this week reflect that. Three-star Texas safety Kolby Peel and three-star California safety Halid Djibril have both picked up scholarship offers from the Cyclones in the last couple days.

Peel, a 6-foot, 209-pound College Station native, is rated as the No. 51 safety in the class by 247Composite. He’s the No. 671 player in the class overall and No. 85 prospect in Texas.

He also holds offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota and a few others.

Djibril, a 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound Los Angeles native, is the No. 66 safety in the class, according to 247Composite. He’s the No. 783 player in the class and No. 76 in California.

His other offers include Colorado, Boise State, Illinois, Nevada and a few other Division I programs.

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.