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RECRUITING: Iowa State lands Davenport Assumption offensive lineman

Iowa State landed one of the most highly sought after in-state recruits on Saturday when Davenport Assumption offensive lineman Tyler Maro announced his commitment to Matt Campbell’s program.

Maro, 6-foot-7, 260 pounds, chose the Cyclones over offers from 35 other programs, including Arizona State, Cal, Indiana, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oregon, Oklahoma State, Stanford, TCU, Utah and many others. He is considered the No. 10 player in Iowa and No. 50 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports.

He is the highest-rated commitment in Iowa State’s 2021 recruiting class expected to sign their letters of intent this week. He is the fifth in-state player to join the class rated as the No. 49 recruiting class in the country.

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.