RECRUITING: Iowa State lands commitment from California athlete

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star California athlete Josh Madison. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Newbury Park, Calif. linebacker/safety announced his commitment on his Twitter page Tuesday night.

Madison is rated as the No. 116 athlete in the country and No. 136 prospect in California by 247Composite. He chose the Cyclones over offers from Utah, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah State.

He’s the Cyclones’ 13th commit in the 2018 recruiting class, which ranks as the No. 67 class in the country. Madison is Iowa State’s second commit from California joining St. John Bosco quarterback Re-al Mitchell.

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Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.