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RECRUITING: Cyclones land Texas defensive tackle

Iowa State’s 2021 football recruiting class continues to grow.

On Thursday, the Cyclones landed a commitment from three-star Richmond, Texas defensive tackle Tyler Onyedim when he announced his pledge via his Twitter account.

Onyedim is considered the No. 78 defensive tackle and No. 1,411 player overall in the 2021 recruiting class. The 6-foot-3, 277-pound prospect chose the Cyclones over offers from more than 15 other schools, including Boston College, Colorado State, Florida International, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and New Mexico State.

Iowa State now holds 14 commitments in the 2021 recruiting cycle and the class sits just outside the top-25 nationally. Onyedim is the program’s second defensive line commitment, joining Kansas City three-star Howard Brown.

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.