RECRUITING: Cyclones make 4-star WR KJ Hamler’s top five

Iowa State has made the top five for 2017 four-star wide receiver KJ Hamler. The 5-foot-9-inch, 156-pound, IMG Academy product announced his top five schools via his Twitter account on Thursday.

Hamler is rated as the No. 42 wide receiver in the class by 247 Composite. He’s the No. 301 prospect overall.

Arizona, Oregon, Penn State and Michigan State are the other four schools included in his top five. The Farmington, Mich. native also held offers from Louisville, Michigan, Maryland, Nebraska, Tennessee and a handful of others.

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell first offered Hamler when he was the head coach at Toledo and the speedy receiver was in the eighth grade. Hamler took an unofficial visit to Ames back in June.

Iowa State is looking to add Hamler to their 2017 class that includes two other wide receivers, Arkansas three-star Josh Johnson and three-star JUCO Matt Eaton. The Cyclones currently have 19 commits in their class.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic 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.

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