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RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from Ohio defensive end

Iowa State’s roll on the 2021 recruiting trail continued on Thursday.

The Cyclones landed their 10th commit when Ohio defensive end Myles Mendeszoon announced his pledge to the Cyclones on Twitter. He is the program’s fifth commitment in the month of April.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Chardon, Ohio native is considered a two-star recruit and the No. 91 weak-side defensive end in the class by 247Composite. He chose the Cyclones over offers from Bucknell and Georgetown.

He is the Cyclones’ second defensive line commitment in the class, joining Kansas City defensive tackle Howard Brown, and is the first player to join the class from Matt Campbell’s home state of Ohio.

Iowa State entered Thursday with the No. 23 class in the country and No. 4 class in the Big 12, according to 247.

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.