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Iowa State Offers DE Andrew Stelter from Minnesota

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The Iowa State Cyclones have offered three-star defensive end Andrew Stelter from Owatonna, Minnesota in hopes that he’ll become the latest addition to the 2014 class.

Stelter, rated the No. 56 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, tweeted about the offer on Monday.

The Owatonna Senior High junior stands at 6-foot-4 and weights 240 pounds, and was the Otawanna People’s Press All-Area Player of the Year. He was also named to the Associated Press’ First Team All-State.

Stelter holds his school’s record for most sacks in a single season (12) and most sacks in a career (17). He shows good burst off the line, and while he’s a little thin, he has the frame to bulk up and be a force at the next level. He has a good motor, and doesn’t seem to take plays off.

Iowa State has been doing a good job of recruiting on the defensive side of the ball over the past few years, as evidenced by the results. The Cyclones finished third in the Big 12 last season in total defense, and Stelter is just the latest target to elevate their defense even more.

Stelter also holds an offer from Minnesota, and is garnering interest from a slew of other schools, including Northern Illinois, Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan and LSU.

Currently, it seems like Minnesota is in the lead for his services, being the in-state option, and Stelter has had multiple conversations with coaches for the Gophers to this point. However, with 11 months until signing day, anything is a possibility.

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