RECRUITING: Georgia running back commits to ISU

Iowa State will be adding another youngster to its running backs room.

Cartevious Norton announced his pledge to Matt Campbell’s program on Thursday via his Twitter account. The three-star Waycross, Ga. native officially visited Iowa State last weekend for the Cyclones’ win over Oklahoma State.

Norton, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound Ware County High product, is considered the No. 55 running back in the 2022 recruiting class and No. 72 player in Georgia by the 247Composite. Norton chose Iowa State over offers from Akron, Buffalo, FIU, Georgia State, Northern Illinois, USF and Western Kentucky.

Norton is Iowa State’s 19th commit in its 2022 recruiting class that currently ranks as the No. 27 group of commits in the country and fourth-best class in the Big 12. He is the second running back commit in the class, joining Florida three-star Xavier Townsend.

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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.