RECRUITING: West Sioux QB commits to Iowa State

Iowa State has landed its second quarterback for the 2020 recruiting cycle.

West Sioux signal-caller Hunter Dekkers announced his pledge to the program on Sunday. The 6-foot-2, 223-pound three-star prospect made his commitment public via his Twitter account.

Dekkers, who will participate in the Elite 11 Finals in Frisco, Texas late next week, chose the Cyclones over offers from Kansas State, Purdue, Indiana, Central Michigan and a few FCS programs. He is rated as the No. 31 dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Composite.

Dekkers threw for 3,641 yards and 48 touchdowns last season while adding 574 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. He joins Buffalo, Minn. quarterback Aidan Bouman as quarterbacks in the class and is the Cyclones’ 10th commitment overall.

The Cyclones’ class is currently considered the No. 46 class in the country and No. 7 class in the Big 12.

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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.