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RECRUITING: Cyclones land three-star Texas wide receiver

Iowa State landed another major piece for its 2020 recruiting class on Sunday when three-star wide receiver Daniel Jackson announced his pledge to the Cyclones via his Twitter account.

Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 209-pound Cibolo, Texas native, chose the Cyclones over offers from Arizona State, USC, Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, TCU, Utah and a host of other FBS programs. Rated as the No. 478 player overall and No. 84 wide receiver in the 2020 class by 247Composite, Jackson visited Ames the weekend of June 14 between visits to Arizona State and USC.

The commitment is Iowa State’s 17th in the 2020 recruiting cycle and the third wide receiver along with Florida pass-catcher Aidan Bitter and JUCO prospect Xavier Hutchinson. The Cyclones’ class is currently rated as the No. 32 class in the country and No. 3 class in the Big 12.

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.