Iowa State's Tongamoa cleared to play this season

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AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State says junior college transfer Kamilo Tongamoa has been cleared to play this season.

The junior defensive lineman chose the Cyclones over Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon and Texas. But Tongamoa had class work to finish up at Merced Community College in California, delaying his debut for Iowa State.

Tongamoa had 25 tackles for loss last season. He joins Ray Lima and Matt Leo as highly regarded junior college players signed by the Cyclones to bolster their defensive line.

Iowa State opens the season at home against Northern Iowa on Sept. 2.