RECRUITING: Texas safety becomes second weekend visitor to commit

The dominos continue to fall following Iowa State’s biggest recruiting weekend of the summer thus far. Texas safety Christian Young became the second weekend visitor to announce his commitment to the Cyclones when he tweeted his pledge on Sunday.

The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Richmond, Texas native is rated as the No. 49 safety in the country and No. 642 player in the 2018 class, per 247Composite. He chose the Cyclones over offers from Arizona, Arizona State and close to 20 other FBS programs.

Young’s commitment comes just a few hours after Georgia linebacker Gerry Vaughn announced his pledge to Matt Campbell‘s program. It is also right on the heels of Mississippi wide receiver C.J. Bolar announcing is decommitment from the class.

Iowa State is now back at 11 commitments in the program’s 2018 class. Young is the Cyclones’ highest rated commit and moves the class back inside the top-40 nationally.

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.