Iowa State lands 2021 kicker commitment

Matt Campbell and his staff have added one of the nation’s top kickers to their 2021 recruiting class.

Rocklin, Calif. native Cole Becker announced his commitment to the Cyclones on Friday. Becker is considered the No. 1 kicker in the country, according to Kohl’s Kicking.

Iowa State currently has four kickers on its roster with all of them eligible to return due to the NCAA’s eligibility changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cyclones currently have 18 commitments in their class, which is rated as the No. 58 class in the country.

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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.