RECRUITING: Ohio offensive lineman announces ISU pledge

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star Ohio offensive lineman Jarrod Hufford. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect announced his decision on Twitter Monday afternoon.

Hufford, who officially visited Ames two weekends ago, is rated as the No. 61 tackle in the class by 247 and the No. 33 player in the state of Ohio. He chose the Cyclones over offers from Purdue, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Virginia and a host of other FBS programs.

The Newark, Ohio native is the 16th commit in Iowa State’s 2019 recruiting class, first from the state of Ohio and the third offensive lineman, joining WDM, Valley prospect Jake Remsburg and East St Louis product Darrell Simmons. Hufford is the highest-rated prospect of the three.

The Cyclones’ class was rated as the No. 31 class in the country and No. 4 class in the Big 12 prior to Hufford’s commitment.

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.