RECRUITING: Cyclones land commitment from legacy recruit Joey Petersen

Iowa State has added a legacy prospect to its 2021 recruiting class.

North Scott weak-side defensive end Joey Petersen announced his pledge to Matt Campbell’s program Thursday evening on Twitter. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect is the son of former Cyclone defensive lineman Troy Petersen and the younger brother of current Cyclone defensive lineman Zach Petersen.

Petersen is considered a two-star prospect and the No. 22 player in the state of Iowa by 247Composite. Iowa State was his lone scholarship offer, which was extended to him last November.

Last year for the Lancers, Petersen recorded 41 tackles, 37 of them solo stops, with four tackles for loss and a sack.

This is Iowa State’s 16th known commitment in the 2021 recruiting cycle, and the fourth commit from the state of Iowa.

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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.