RECRUITING: Cyclones land second 2019 commit

Iowa State has landed a commitment from 2019 Arizona wide receiver D’Shayne James. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound three-star recruit announced his decision Tuesday morning on Twitter.

The Gilbert, Ariz. native chose the Cyclones over an offer from Northern Arizona. He has taken several unofficial visits to Ames this year, including attending the Cyclones’ win over No. 4 TCU at Jack Trice Stadium.

“Definitely had to do with the coaching staff and their drive to not only make their players the best football players they can be, but also the best human being possible,” James told Cyclone Fanatic in a message after his commitment. “They also give me the feeling of home in a sense so the main thing was comfortability.”

James is rated as the No. 102 wide receiver in the country and the No. 11 prospect in the state of Arizona by 247Composite. He is ranked as the No. 505 prospect in the class overall by 247.

Iowa State now holds two commitments in the 2019 class with James and Valley, West Des Moines offensive tackle Jake Remsburg. There is also the potential to add another on Tuesday when St. Louis athlete Maurice Massey announces his college decision.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more recruiting news throughout the day.

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.