RECRUITING: Cyclones land No. 2 punter in 2022 recruiting class

One of the top punting prospects in the nation’s 2022 recruiting class has chosen Iowa State.

Norwalk, Ohio native Tyler Perkins, the No. 2 punter in Kohl’s Kicking’s 2022 class rankings, committed to Iowa State on Wednesday in a statement released on his Twitter account.

Perkins is the Cyclones’ fifth commitment in the 2022 class and the first from the state of Ohio, Matt Campbell’s native state and one that has been great to Iowa State football in recent years producing stars such as Mike Rose, David Montgomery and Deshaunte Jones.

Perkins averaged 46 yards per punt as a junior in 2020 while earning first-team all-conference, first-team all-district and first-team all-state honors. He visited Iowa State this past weekend as part of the program’s return to hosting on-campus visitors for the first time since March 2020.

Iowa State’s 2022 recruiting class is currently considered the No. 50 class in the country and No. 6 class in the Big 12 by 247Sports. Stay tuned for more on this story.

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.