Highly-touted quarterback picks Cyclones


Iowa State football players celebrate their 21-20 win over Memphis by ringing the Liberty Bell trophy Dec. 30, 2017 after the 59th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.

Aaron Marner

Iowa State picked up its quarterback of the future today when three-star prospect Brock Purdy pledged his commitment to the Cyclones.

Purdy made his official announcement Wednesday morning. His decision came down to Iowa State and Texas A&M, but in the end, the Cyclones won out.

Purdy, who is listed at 6-foot-1 and nearly 200 pounds, had an impressive offer list. Schools such as Texas A&M, Alabama, Boise State and Central Florida had reportedly offered him scholarships.

The Gilbert, Arizona, native was ranked as the No. 36 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2018, per the 247Sports composite ranking.

He was also named Arizona’s Gatorade Player of the Year after his senior season.