RECRUITING: Florida athlete commits to Iowa State

Iowa State has landed a commitment from a three-star athlete capable of playing both sides of the ball at the collegiate level. Lakewood (Fla.) prospect T.J. Tampa announced his pledge to Matt Campbell’s program on Friday.

Tampa, who is also a standout on the basketball court, chose the Cyclones over offers from Wake Forest, Maryland, Rutgers, UCF, Toledo, USF and a handful of other programs. The 6-foot-2, 171-pound athlete who will play either wide receiver or defensive back is considered the No. 200 athlete in the class and No. 180 player in Florida by 247Composite.

The St. Petersburg, Fla. native was offered by the Cyclones back in March then took an unofficial visit to Ames for one of the program’s camps in June. He is the program’s third commit from the state of Florida and the No. 20 pledge overall.

Iowa State’s class is currently considered the No. 35 class in the country and No. 4 class in the Big 12.

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.