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RECRUITING: Three-star Mississippi WR C.J. Bolar commits to ISU

Iowa State landed a commitment from three-star wide receiver C.J. Bolar on Tuesday after being visited by the staff earlier this week. The Purvis, Miss. native announced his commitment on his Twitter.

Bolar is now the top-ranked commit in Iowa State’s 2018 class. He also holds offers from Mississippi State, North Carolina, Louisville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Syracuse. Rated as the No. 99 wide receiver in the class by 247Composite, Bolar is Iowa State’s highest-rated receiver commit since Allen Lazard.

The 6-foot-2, 186-pound prospect caught 40 passes for 732 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He also ran 16 times for 189 yards and two touchdowns.

Bolar is the second wide receiver in Iowa State’s class joining 5-foot-10 Texas prospect Sterling Galban. He is the Cyclones’ sixth commit in the class.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this news.

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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