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RECRUITING: Cyclones add commitment from KC defensive tackle

Iowa State has landed its second commitment of the week.

The Cyclones added Kansas City defensive tackle Howard Brown on Thursday when the three-star prospect made his pledge public in a video on Twitter.

Brown is considered the No. 52 defensive tackle prospect in the country and the No. 18 player in the state of Missouri by 247Composite. The 6-foot-2, 288-pound prospect also held offers from Kansas, Tulsa, Akron, Northern Illinois and a handful of FCS programs.

Iowa State now holds seven commitments in its 2021 class, including recent additions Robert Army and Aidan Ralph, who are both projected to play on the defensive side of the ball. The class is currently ranked No. 24 nationally and is the No. 5 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.

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