RECRUITING: Florida DB V’Lique Carter decommits from Iowa State

Florida defensive back V’Lique Carter has flipped his commitment from Iowa State to Pittsburgh. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound three-star announced his decision on Twitter Monday night.

Carter’s decommitment leaves Iowa State with 17 verbal commits in the 2018 recruiting cycle, 16 of them are expected to sign during the inaugural high school prospect early signing period later this week.

It also drops Iowa State’s defensive back commitment total to four, including three high school cornerbacks in Jaeveyon Morton, Dallas Taylor-Cortez and Anthony Johnson, Jr. The Cyclones also hold a commitment from Trinity Valley CC safety Greg Eisworth, who will enroll in Ames for the spring semester.

So, while keeping Carter in the fold would have been nice for Iowa State’s class, this is far from a major hit. The Cyclones still expect to add a very nice trio of high school defensive backs with Taylor-Cortez and Morton having very high-end potential at the next level.

There will also be room for Iowa State to add another defensive back in the class depending on how the rest of the class shakes out in the coming weeks. As always, stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for updates on Iowa State recruiting.

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.