RECRUITING: Iowa State lands commitment from Georgia linebacker

Iowa State picked up a commitment from three-star Georgia linebacker Gerry Vaughn on Sunday, the three-star prospect announced on his Twitter account. The 6-foot, 210-pound prospect was in Ames this weekend for an unofficial visit.

Vaughn is rated as the No. 86 outside linebacker in the class and No. 1,536 player in the class, per 247Composite. He also holds offers from Maryland, Rutgers and 12 other FBS programs.

He is Iowa State’s first linebacker commit in the 2018 class and the program’s 11th commitment overall. The Cyclones’ class currently ranks as the No. 39 class in the country and is No. 7 in the Big 12.

Vaughn’s commitment will move the Cyclones up to the edge of the top-35, based on the calculations by 247’s class calculator. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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.