WATCH: Marcedus Leech “Overcoming Adversity” profile

Iowa State signee Marcedus Leech will be one of the biggest question roster question marks entering the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-5 three-star prospect was once considered one of the top players in the 2019 class, but a compound fracture in his leg caused his recruiting stock to drop while he sat out the entirety of his junior season. In this video, Leech explains the process of coming back from the injury, why he stuck with Iowa State and how close he is to being back to his old self. It is a really cool story.

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.