RECRUITING: ISU FB hosting trio of transfer targets for Cy-Hawk MBB game

Iowa State’s men’s basketball game against Iowa on Thursday was already massive for the men’s basketball program, but it could be equally so for the future of Cyclone football.

Sources confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic on Thursday that three key transfer recruits are expected to be in Ames for official visits during the Cy-Hawk game in Hilton Coliseum.

That includes the previously reported visit from coveted Oklahoma transfer tight end Austin Stogner. He will be joined by Delaware transfer linebacker Colby Reeder, whose visit was first reported by CycloneAlert‘s Michael Swain, plus New Mexico State transfer wide receiver Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda.

Stogner is one of the most highly sought-after transfers on the market right now as the former four-star recruit has already visited South Carolina and is expected to visit Ohio State this weekend. A second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2020, Stogner appeared in 22 games across two seasons for Oklahoma, catching 33 passes for 488 yards and five touchdowns.

Reeder is in the portal after four highly productive seasons with the Blue Hens that saw him record 161 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, seven passes defended, four interceptions, four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles in 33 games.

In two seasons at New Mexico State, Garcia-Castaneda played in 12 games, catching 41 passes for 628 yards and four touchdowns. The 6-foot, 185-pound pass-catcher was on the receiving end of 36 passes for 567 yards and all four of his collegiate scores in 2021.

Iowa State and Iowa are set to tip-off in Ames at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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.