RECRUITING: Iowa State lands commitment from IWCC offensive lineman

Iowa State landed a huge additional piece to its offensive line room on Friday. Iowa Western offensive tackle Josh Knipfel announced his commitment to the Cyclones.

The 2018 prospect will reclassify to 2017 and be eligible to play this fall, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Hampton, Iowa native also held offers from Michigan State and West Virginia. He was a full qualifier out of high school at Hampton-Dumot which allows him to be eligible in 2017.

He’ll have four years to play three in Ames.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more.

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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