Ingold, a 2015 Cyclones target who plays quarterback for his Bay Port (WI) team, was in Ames over the weekend for the second time as a guest of Iowa State. He did not receive an offer — and says one won't come until he's back in Ames for camp for evaluation — but left feeling good.
"As hard as they've recruiting me I've definitely grown to like everything Iowa State is about," Ingold told AllCyclones.com. "Their whole plan for the student-athlete is eye-opening. They're definitely my favorite so far if I am to receive an offer."
The 6-foot-2, dual-threat Ingold amassed 2,182 total yards, 23 touchdowns and tallied a 60.6 completion percentage and picked up 6.1 yards per carry as a junior. He believes he meshes nicely with Mark Mangino's no-huddle attack, but is keeping an open mind.
"Coach (graduate assistant Mitch) Moore and Coach (quarterbacks coach Todd) Sturdy had a conversation with me ... they gave me the details of what they want in a quarterback and I think I fit the bill, however, Coach Moore also alluded to the possibility of quarterback not being the position for me," Ingold said. "He said they'll find a spot for me regardless if it's QB or not.
"If I can help out the team in a more successful way other than quarterback, I'm all for it."
The Cyclones have offered one quarterback in the 2015 class, Ohio's Joe Burrow.
If he doesn't end up at quarterback in college, Ingold could play wide receiver.
"They really want to see me throw in person to evaluate me as a QB as well as an athlete so they know where to fit me in," he said.
Ingold reports an offer from North Dakota State. He grew up a Badgers fan and will visit Wisconsin and Michigan State in the next few weeks.
"Talking with Coach Mangino and Coach Rhoads in person makes me like the staff even more," Ingold added about Iowa State. "The emotion and flow of practice is also amazing. I could definitely see myself playing for Iowa State."