RECRUITING: Iowa State hosting pair of official visitors this weekend

Iowa State will kickoff its season on Saturday when Northern Iowa visits Jack Trice Stadium (7 p.m. on and that means official visitor season will really ramp up as well. Here’s a look at the two official visitors Cyclone Fanatic has confirmed will be in attendance for Saturday’s game.

Note: This post will be updated if any other visitors become known before Saturday.

Sean Shaw, WR, Jones, Okla.

Iowa State already has one talented receiver in its 2018 class in Allen, Texas native Carson Schleker, but the staff would like to add a taller receiver to go along with him. Shaw fits that mold at 6-foot-5, 190-pounds and will take his first official visit to Iowa State this weekend, a source tells to Cyclone Fanatic.

Rated as the No. 531 prospect in the country and No. 98 wide receiver by 247Composite, Shaw’s .8655 composite score would make him the highest-rated player in Iowa State’s class. He currently also holds offers from Kansas, Wyoming, SMU and Southern Illinois, but an Oklahoma offer (if it were to come) would make the Sooners the team to beat.

Dallas Taylor-Cortez, DB, West Hills, Calif.

The Cyclones have a pair of defensive backs in their 2018 class, but will likely try to add at least one more before signing day. Taylor-Cortez, a 6-foot-3, 173-pound cornerback, fits the mold of big defensive backs this staff has recruited since arriving in Ames.

The Chaminade High School product is rated as the No. 91 cornerback in the class and No. 104 prospect in California by 247Composite. His composite score of .8422 would put him slightly above current ISU cornerback commits Anthony Johnson Jr. and Jaeveyon Morton.

Taylor-Cortez, who will take an official visit to Utah next week, per his 247 page, also holds offers from the Utes, Arizona, Oregon State, Washington State, BYU, Hawaii, New Mexico and Wyoming.

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.