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RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from Missouri offensive lineman

Iowa State has landed a commitment from St. Joseph (MO) offensive tackle Bobby Lawrence, according to his Twitter account.

The 6-foot-8, 300-pound Central High School product is expected to be a greyshirt recruit and will not count towards Iowa State’s 85 scholarship limit in 2018 then will join the program on scholarship in January 2019.

Lawrence officially visited Ames last month then earned an offer from Matt Campbell and staff on Dec. 16. The former Illinois State commit also holds offers from South Florida, South Dakota State, South Dakota and a handful of other FCS programs.

The Cyclones currently have 20 commitments in the 2018 class with Lawrence and California defensive back/linebacker Josh Madison as the only unsigned prospects at this point. Iowa State’s class is ranked as the No. 59 class in the country and No. 7 class in the Big 12 by 247Composite.

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.