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RECRUITING: Iowa State lands commitment from Caleb Grill

Iowa State has landed a commitment from three-star guard Caleb Grill. The former South Dakota State signee announced his college decision on Tuesday via his Twitter account.

The 6-foot-3 Maize, Kan. native is rated as the No. 480 player in the 2019 recruiting class by 247Composite. He is considered the No. 70 point guard in the class and No. 12 player in the state of Kansas, but was courted by a handful of Power 5 schools.

“We are really excited to add Caleb to our program,” Steve Prohm said in a release. “We were really fortunate that he opened up his recruitment after the coaching change and once that reopened we jumped in there right away. He has a chance to really be a special player here and he checks all the boxes for what we want as an Iowa State basketball player on and off the floor. He’s a really, really good athlete that played and excelled in many sports in high school. He brings a toughness and competitiveness to the table as a freshman that will help our team.”

Grill, who officially visited Ames early last week, chose the Cyclones over other finalists Kansas State and UNLV. He will have an opportunity to come into the program and make an immediate impact as a shooter and combo guard capable of playing several positions in Iowa State’s guard-heavy offensive attack.

His commitment leaves Iowa State without any spots officially open at this point, but the program is expected to end up with two available scholarships assuming Lindell Wigginton and Talen Horton-Tucker keep their names in the NBA Draft as expected.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic throughout the afternoon for more on this 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.