Unlike his South Dakota Roosevelt teammate Grant Schmidt, Taryn Christion didn't leave Ames with a scholarship offer, but that didn't stop the dual-threat quarterback from enjoying his time at Junior Day.
"Ames was great," Christion said. "I really enjoyed it."
The Cyclones, with new offensive coordinator Mark Mangino, have begun targeting a few 2015 quarterbacks, extending an offer to one, Joey Burrow of Ohio. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Christion is one of a handful of signal-callers on their radar.
Christion will keep in touch with Iowa State this spring while traveling to various camps and practices around the Midwest.
Christion has offers from South Dakota State and Northern Iowa.
"I'm going to spring practices at Minnesota and Iowa in April," he said. "I have a Rivals camp May 4 in Chicago ... I might go to North Dakota State's Junior Day as well but not sure about that yet."
As a junior in 2013, Christion passed for 2,600 yards and 25 touchdowns to seven interceptions (168-for-275) and rushed for 18 touchdowns and 1,000 yards.