The Cyclones will graduate starter Sam Richardson after next season, leaving them with Grant Rohach as a redshirt senior, Joel Lanning as a redshirt junior and DeLira likely as a redshirt freshman. Plus the team will have Kyle Starcevich on roster.
As is the case every season, Iowa State is on the lookout for a quarterback of the future. Here are some names (not an all-encompassing list) to keep an eye on.
Thompson is regarded as the top Upper Midlands quarterback in the 2016 class and recently picked up an offer from Iowa State, which is the first extended by the Cyclones to a quarterback in this class. The 6-foot-2 quarterback also holds offers from Kansas, Wake Forest, Illinois State and North Dakota State. Expect Thompson to be a top target for the Cyclones moving forward.
While White holds an offer from Iowa State, it remains unclear how the Cyclones view him. He does play quarterback primarily in high school but is also a cornerback and has been labeled by schools as an athlete. Other offers have come from Washington State, Colorado State and Nevada. White attends the same high school as current Iowa Stater Kamari Cotton-Moya and 2015 signee Sheldon Croney.
Monty has thus far netted offers from Cornell and Harvard, but is drawing interest from a number of Big 12 schools, including Iowa State. Other Big 12 schools to show interest are Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Kansas. Most schools are waiting to see Monty throw in-person, which will happen during this evaluation period.
After visiting Iowa State several times since the beginning of last season, Hess is now waiting to throw in front of Iowa State coaches. His interest and visits have recently centered around Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Northern Iowa. He is still waiting to be evaluated at his school and at camps this summer.
Ranked as the top quarterback in Illinois, Frank visited Iowa State in March and has received a number of offers including ones from two Power 5 schools, Illinois and Minnesota. It remains unclear where Iowa State is in the process with Frank, but it seems likely he'll be evaluated this spring by coaches.
Sterling-Cole is ranked as the No. 4 quarterback in the state of Texas for the 2016 class and the No. 21 quarterback overall. He holds handfuls of offers from the likes of UCLA, Arizona State and Texas A&M and was most recently offered by Iowa State. He has also earned an invitation to the The Opening Finals in Oregon.
Iowa State has had a number of other quarterbacks on visits back in March. That included Peyton Huslig (Andover, Kansas), Lee Bonifas (Dubuque, Iowa) and Austin Kloewer (Dallas Center, Iowa). There are certainly other names being evaluated that could pop up in the weeks ahead.