RECRUITING: Three-star Florida DB commits to Iowa State

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star defensive back V’Lique Carter. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound safety announced his commitment on his Twitter account.

Carter is rated as the No. 133 safety in the country by 247Composite. He chose the Cyclones over offers from Oklahoma, Kentucky, Central Florida and a host of other Division I programs. The West Palm Beach, Fla. native officially visited Iowa State for the Cyclones’ game against Kansas.

Iowa State has 17 commits in its 2018 recruiting class. Carter is the second one from Florida, joining defensive back Anthony Johnson. The Cyclones’ class is currently rated as the No. 56 class in the country and No. 7 class in the Big 12.

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.