RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from Texas receiver Nathaniel Beal

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star 2019 wide receiver Nathaniel Beal, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic on Friday. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect’s commitment was first reported by Cyclone Alert‘s Alex Halsted and was later announced by Beal himself on Twitter.

Beal is rated as the No. 803 player in the 2019 class overall and the No. 104 wide receiver. The Houston, Texas native is regarded as the No. 107 player in the Lone Star State.

He chose the Cyclones over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Purdue and a handful of other FBS programs. 

Beal is the third wide receiver commitment in the class for Iowa State and the class’ first player from Texas. The Cyclones’ 2019 class is currently regarded as the No. 33 class in the country and No. 5 class in the Big 12.

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.