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 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.