Where do the Cyclones turn, now that top QB target Joey Burrow has committed to Ohio State? ISU hasn't offered any other quarterbacks, and while that could change after this weekend's camp, there's a good chance ISU takes a longer time with its evaluations, incorporating senior tape in the fall.
Below is a list, in alphabetical order, of a few targets the Cyclones could turn to.
- Sage Attwood, Baker (FL) - A feisty, competitive player, it's a shame Attwood — a Floridian — can't get to Ames this summer for camps. The southpaw has worked out for Mark Mangino before, back when ISU's offensive coordinator was at Youngstown State, and has developed a relationship with Shane Burnham this spring.
- Taryn Christion, Roosevelt (SD) - Attended Iowa State's first Junior Day on March 8 and has since been eager to return for camps, realizing that if Burrow committed elsewhere he'd have a chance to earn ISU an offer with a great performance. Flies under the radar in South Dakota but has good size and film and appears to be a more polished passer than 2014 signee Darius Lee-Campbell, though not as athletic.
- Dominic DeLira, Lake Travis (TX) - The darkhorse in the race. Mangino once struck gold at Austin Lake Travis with quarterback Todd Reesing (the school has also produced Garrett Gilbert, Michael Brewer and Baker Mayfield). Tommy Mangino saw DeLira in May.
- Alec Ingold, Bay Port (WI) — A more likely take as an "athlete," though Ingold will compete as a quarterback this weekend at camp. Threw well during a scripted workout for ISU during the eval period and visited on a private junior day in March. Says he's discussed with lead recruiter Mitch Moore the option of playing elsewhere at ISU, possibly at safety. Wisconsin is looking at Ingold as a hybrid safety-linebacker.
- Austin King, Alpharetta (GA) — Very little chance ISU offers but King did tweet during the evaluation period that the Cyclones saw him at his school. Holds offers from South Florida, UCF and West Virginia, among others.
- Ryan Schlichte, Mankato West (MN) — Waiting on his first offer despite a sterling junior season (1,822 yards passing, 22 touchdowns, three interceptions, 533 yards rushing and nine scores on the ground). Will be at camp this weekend. Was in Ames for the March 29 Junior Day.