As a sophomore running back at Bay Port High in Wisconsin, Alec Ingold once scored five touchdowns in a game.
As a junior quarterback, he amassed 2,182 total yards and 23 touchdowns, to go with a completion percentage of 60.6, while gaining 6.1 yards per carry.
Now, Ingold, a 2015 recruit, prepares to play another position once his high school days are over — which is why he sat out baseball this year to add weight to his 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame.
Iowa State might give him a look at safety. Wisconsin has talked to him about being a linebacker.
"I guess just with wrestling, it helps," Ingold told AllCyclones.com on Wednesday. "I'm not afraid to stick my nose into things. I feel like I've gotten faster in the offseason so that helps and I'd be a little bigger-bodied safety."
"If I can help out the team in a more successful way other than quarterback, I'm all for it"
Northern Illinois and North Dakota State have offered as a quarterback. The Cyclones are still evaluating him in that regard. Coach Shane Burnham saw him throw about 30 passes on Wednesday, mostly deep throws, and Ingold will be back in Ames for camp this summer.
Ingold would like to play quarterback in college, but it's not a make-or-break thing.
"I want a well-known school first," he said. "There's a bunch of factors. Who I'm gonna be around for five years, the program and its integrity."
Ingold visited Iowa State in late March for a private Junior Day. Graduate assistant Mitch Moore discussed with Ingold the chance of playing another position.
"If I can help out the team in a more successful way other than quarterback, I'm all for it," Ingold said March. 31.
As for a timetable, it still depends on who offers him and at which position, but Ingold expects to have a clear picture after the summer.
"I'm thinking about probably July or August but I"m not going to rush into things," Ingold said. "I feel like after the camp season I'll only need a month to make a decision."