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RECRUITING: Three-star Kansas offensive lineman commits to Iowa State

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star 2020 offensive lineman prospect Hayden Pauls. The Emporia, Kan. native announced his decision on Saturday via his Twitter account.

Pauls, who is rated as the No. 43 offensive tackle in the class, unofficially visited Ames last week. It was at least his fourth visit to Iowa State since picking up a scholarship offer from the staff last June.

The 6-foot-4, 263-pound prospect rated as the No. 505 player in the country chose the Cyclones over offers from Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Purdue.

He is currently the highest-rated player in Iowa State’s five-man 2020 recruiting class and joins Greene County’s Tyler Miller as offensive linemen in the class. At this point, the Cyclones’ class is rated as the No. 28 class in the country and 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.