RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from Ohio OL

Cyclone Monday keeps on rolling.

Iowa State landed its third commitment of the day, and fourth in the last two days, Monday afternoon when three-star Ohio offensive tackle Sam Rengert announced his pledge to Matt Campbell’s program. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound prospect officially visited Ames over the weekend.

Rengert is considered the No. 83 offensive tackle in the country and No. 37 prospect in the state of Ohio. He chose the Cyclones over offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati, Purdue, Rutgers, Virginia, Toledo and a host of other FBS programs.

Rengert’s commitment, the 13th for the Cyclones’ 2020 group, moves the class into the top-40 nationally at No. 33. He joins in-state offensive linemen Brady Petersen and Tyler Miller plus Kansas prospect Hayden Pauls as offensive line commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Iowa State’s class is currently rated as the No. 5 class in the Big 12 with further potential additions coming in the next several days.

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.