Is Iowa State about to enter the Steele era?

City College (CA) of San Fransisco quarterback Steele Jantz committed to Iowa State on Sunday. So does this make him the leading candidate to replace three year starter Austen Arnaud?

"They told me they're bringing me in to be the guy," said Jantz. "But the bottom line is that they are not going to give me anything. I'm going to have win the job and I'm really looking forward to going in and trying to do that."

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback started his college career at Hawaii but then transferred to City College of San Fransisco where he led them to a perfect 11-0 record this season before losing their only game in the California Junior College State Championship against Mt. San Antonio.

The dual-threat star threw for just under 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also ran for 700 yards and 14 touchdowns. He told Cyclone Sports Report that Iowa State really started making a push for his services during the past month.

"They started recruiting me during the season which was about a month ago," said Jantz. "Then Coach Herman came out to see me play and we also talked a lot on the phone. I decided to take my visit this week and that's when they offered me a scholarship. I'm real excited to be committed to Iowa State and I feel lucky and grateful to be getting this opportunity."

Steele, who also considered Kansas State, San Jose State, Louisiana Tech, and UTEP, feels that he is good hands with his new head coach.

"I had heard good things about Coach Rhoads and after talking with him I can tell you that I really like him and what he is about," said Jantz. "I had a great time talking with him and we definitely got off on the right foot."

Steele will be graduating in December and is excited about getting started with spring practice.

"It's going to be huge because that's pretty much when the decision will be made in regards to who will be starting at quarterback next year," he said. "It will be a serious time and all about hard work and I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

Steele feels that learning the offense should be a pretty smooth transition.

"Most of the challenge will be learning the new terminology and adjusting to how Coach Herman calls the game," he said. "The formations and the plays I think are pretty similar to what we did at my school."

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