RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from three-star Minnesota linebacker

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star Minnesota linebacker Hunter Zenzen following an unofficial visit to Ames over the weekend. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Barnesville, Minn. native announced his pledge on Wednesday via his personal Twitter account.

Zenzen, who is rated as the No. 106 outside linebacker in the country by 247Composite, chose the Cyclones over offers from North Dakota, North Dakota State and South Dakota. He reportedly also received interest from the in-state Gophers.

Iowa State now holds six commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle with three of them hailing from the state of Minnesota. Zenzen joins quarterback Aidan Bauman and safety Craig McDonald as commits from the land of 10 thousand lakes, all three of which are considered top-10 prospects in the state.

Zenzen is the second linebacker in what 247 rates as the No. 30 class in the country and No. 3 class in the Big 12 joining Central Decatur product Cole Pederson.

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.