RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment No. 2 JUCO OLB in 2019 class

Iowa State has landed a commitment from junior college linebacker Caleb Johnson. The three-star prospect announced his decision on Twitter Saturday afternoon.

Johnson is rated as the No. 2 junior college outside linebacker in the country and No. 53 JUCO player in the 2019 class. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound prospect chose Iowa State over offers from Arkansas, Marshall and Florida Atlantic.

Johnson fills a major need in the Cyclones’ 2019 class as they’ll lose Willie Harvey and Reggan Northrup to graduation following the 2018 season. He is commitment No. 18 in Iowa State’s 2019 class and moves the Cyclones’ class into the top-25 nationally at No. 24 and the third-best 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.