The next step in the Pinstripe Bowl recruiting cycle is to find the top three quarterbacks in the state of Iowa, the Iowa State University men’s basketball coach says.
And that means recruiting for the Iowa National Guard.
The Iowa State men’s football team is expected to have a pair of quarterbacks for the season opener against Colorado, but a fifth is not expected until the spring.
The team has the ability to bring in the top players in the draft class if necessary, but it is also looking to recruit in-state players and in-home players.
It’s a big-time recruiting strategy for Iowa.
In his first recruiting class, the Cyclones were expected to recruit quarterback Matt White, who is a three-star prospect.
However, he is likely to take a junior college route.
White is expected in the class of 2017, but if he chooses to transfer to a four-year college or another school, he will have a scholarship to the Iowa program, but not the Hawkeyes.
White’s senior year at Iowa State was cut short by a knee injury.
He has a strong arm and is an effective passer.
The Cyclones also have several in-house quarterbacks that could be available, including transfer Austin Doss and transfer Isaiah Larkin.
The Hawkeyes have recruited quarterback Brandon Williams, who was the first quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL draft.
White is a junior at Iowa, so his commitment to the Hawkeye program is not a surprise.
Williams is a big play threat.
He is considered a quarterback who can make plays.
He could play immediately in the Big Ten, but he would need to play in Iowa to have any chance of making an impact on the team.
White could be the next quarterback to join the Hawker football program, as he could play in 2018.
He’s already been invited to the Big 10 coaches camps.
If he does go, he could have a role on the Iowa defense, which would likely be a major upgrade from last season.