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 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.