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RECRUITING: Cyclones land Texas WR for fourth commit in four days

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star Texas wide receiver DK Blaylock. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound prospect announced his decision on Twitter Sunday morning following an official visit.

Blaylock, who is Iowa State’s third 2019 commit in three days, is rated as the No. 81 athlete in the class and No. 124 player from Texas. The New Deal, Texas native chose Iowa State over offers from Illinois, Southern Miss, New Mexico State, Bowling Green and a few other college programs.

Blaylock joins Florida linebacker Aric Horne and Illinois offensive lineman Darrell Simmons as players committing to the Cyclones’ 2019 class over the weekend. He is Iowa State’s second wide receiver from the state of Texas in this class joining Houston prospect Nathaniel Beal.

Iowa State’s class is currently rated as the No. 38 class in the country with 14 commitments.

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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.