RECRUITING: JUCO WR gives Iowa State third commitment in 24 hours

Make it three.

After adding three-star high schoolers quarterback Hunter Dekkers and defensive end Johnny Wilson in the last 24 hours, the Cyclones continued their recruiting roll on Monday with a pledge from Blinn College wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson.

Hutchinson, who officially visited Ames this past weekend, chose the Cyclones over offers from Arizona State, Illinois, TCU, Utah and a handful of other FBS programs. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound pass catcher, originally from Jacksonville, Fla, caught 15 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman in 2019.

Hutchinson, who is rated as the No. 34 JUCO prospect overall and No. 7 JUCO wide receiver in the country by 247Composite, is the second wide receiver to join Iowa State’s 2020 recruiting class in the last week along with Florida native Aidan Bitter. He is the program’s 12th commitment in the class overall.

Iowa State’s class is currently ranked as the No. 33 class in the country and No. 5 class in the Big 12.

Writer’s note: This post was updated at 1:25 p.m. to reflect Hutchinson receiving a rating from 247Composite.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.