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RECRUITING: 2024 four-star forward Dwayne Pierce to visit Ames on Tuesday

Iowa State will be hosting another of its priority targets for the 2024 class for one of its biggest games of the season on Tuesday.

Four-star forward Dwayne Pierce is expected to be in Ames for the Cyclones’ game against Texas for an official visit starting Tuesday evening, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic this afternoon. The visit was first reported by Andrew Slater.

Iowa State became the latest school to offer the No. 100 player in the 2024 class, according to 247Sports, just last week. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Christ The King Regional product is considered the No. 24 small forward in the class and No. 4 player in New York.

Pierce also holds offers from Memphis, Florida State, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Illinois, LSU, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Rutgers and St. John’s. The trip to Ames will be Pierce’s second official visit of the cycle after he went to Memphis back in October of last year.

The Cyclones’ recruitment of Pierce is being spearheaded by assistant coach Nate Schmidt.

Iowa State already has the foundation for one of the best recruiting classes in the country in 2024 with four-star guard Nojus Indrusaitis and four-star center JT Rock already in the fold. The duo ranks as the No. 4 group of commits in the country early in the 2024 recruiting cycle.

Iowa State and Texas will tip off from Hilton Coliseum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Jared Stansbury

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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.

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