IWCC offensive lineman signs with Iowa State

Iowa Western Community College offensive lineman Josh Knipfel officially signed his National Letter of Intent with Iowa State on Tuesday, according to the JUCO program’s Twitter account. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound prospect will be eligible to play for the Cyclones this fall.

He’ll have four years to play three after being a full qualifier out of high school and only playing one season for the Reivers.

Knipfel chose Iowa State over other offers from Michigan State, West Virginia and a few other programs. Northern Iowa was the only Division I program to show interest in Knipfel after a prep career at Hampton-Dumont that was capped by multiple all-state selections as a senior.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on Knipfel’s signing.

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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