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RECRUITING: Texas DB gives Iowa State its 21st 2019 commit

Iowa State has landed a commitment from Plano, Texas defensive back Virdel Edwards, according to a report by 247Sports‘ Alex Halsted. Edwards is the 21st commit in the Cyclones’ 2019 recruiting class and the third cornerback in the class.

Edwards, 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, chose Iowa State over offers from Colorado, Texas Tech, Purdue and a handful of other FCS programs. He is rated as a three-star prospect and is considered the No. 162 cornerback in the class.

The Prestonwood Christian product is the second 2019 cornerback to join Iowa State’s class this week along with Florida defensive back Kym-Mani King. Iowa State’s 2019 recruiting class is ranked No. 31 in the country by 247Composite.

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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.