RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from 2020 Central Decatur linebacker

Iowa State’s 2020 recruiting class has officially hit the ground running.

The Cyclones landed a commitment from Central Decatur linebacker Cole Pederson on Wednesday, giving them their second pledge for the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Pederson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound outside linebacker prospect, picked up an Iowa State offer following a camp in June. He returned to Ames for an unofficial visit later in the month before camping at Iowa and Notre Dame.

He makes his commitment with his only offer coming from Iowa State. The Leon, Iowa native recorded 13 tackles for the Cardinals during his sophomore season in 2017.

Pederson is Iowa State’s second commit in the 2020 class, joining Minnesota quarterback Aidan Bouman.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.