RECRUITING: Iowa State lands second 2019 commit of the weekend

Iowa State has picked up a commitment from East St. Louis offensive lineman Darrell Simmons. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound prospect announced his pledge Saturday afternoon on Twitter.

Simmons is currently rated as a two-star prospect and the No. 108 offensive guard in the country by 247. He chose the Cyclones over offers from Northern Illinois, Ohio and a handful of FCS programs.

He is Iowa State’s 13th commit in the 2019 class and the second offensive lineman, joining Valley offensive tackle Jake Remsburg. He is the program’s first commit from the state of Illinois in the 2019 class that currently ranks as the No. 38 class in the country.

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.