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RECRUITING: Iowa State offers 2019 Michigan safety Marcus Fuqua

Iowa State’s bye week is in full swing and the staff is taking advantage of the down time to do some recruiting evaluation. The Cyclones extended an offer to 2019 safety Marcus Fuqua Tuesday night, according to the three-star Michigan prospect’s Twitter account.

Fuqua is rated as the No. 438 prospect in the country and No. 29 safety by 247. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back is the No. 14 prospect in Michigan and also holds offers from Syracuse, Temple, Toledo, Army, Buffalo, Akron and a few other FBS programs.

Fuqua took an unofficial visit to Michigan State for the first weekend of the season and projects as a rising player in the 2019 class. He is the fifth safety in the 2019 recruiting class to earn an offer from the Cyclones.

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.