ISU Eyeing Another Quarterback

Iowa State picked up a verbal commitment from one quarterback on Saturday, but he wasn't the only signal-caller they had their eye on. West Branch (IA) Quarterback Caleb Walter participated in the Scout.com combine this weekend in Iowa City looking to impress the dozens of coaches on hand.

Iowa State picked up a verbal commitment from one quarterback on Saturday, but he wasn't the only signal-caller they had their eye on. West Branch (IA) Quarterback Caleb Walter participated in the Scout.com combine this weekend in Iowa City looking to impress the dozens of coaches on hand.

 

"This is a big opportunity with all of the coaches here. I can show the coaches what I can do," Walter said.

 

In the testing portion of the combine Walter recorded times of 5.07 and 4.84 in the 40 yard dash. He said he wasn't satisfied with the result.

 

"My time is a little slow and my jump (vertical) wasn't too good either. The track meet last night left me a little sore. I wasn't pleased but I wasn't too disappointed either," Walter said.

 

Walter is a 6'4 200 pound QB from the eastern Iowa town of West Branch. West Branch is the same home town of Iowa State kicker Josh Greibahn as well as former Iowa great Marv Cook.

 

In the past week both in-state schools visited the school. ISU quarterbacks coach Todd Fitch made the trip for the Cyclones.

 

"He was a nice guy. I talked to him a lot at junior days and when I went to visit there. We have a good relationship."

 

Walter isn't being looked at as just a Quarterback by all schools.

 

"Iowa State wants me at quarterback. They want to see me throw. I don't know if that will change but right now they want me as quarterback. Iowa is looking at me at a lot of different positions. Tight end, maybe linebacker or receiver," Walter said.

 

So will the potential to play quarterback, as opposed to another position influence Walter's decision?

 

"It won't be real big. It all depends on a lot of things. It depends on what each one says when they offer me. It's not a real big deciding factor. I just want to play," Walter said.

 

Walter hasn't received an offer yet, but is getting attention from all across the country.

 

"Iowa and Iowa State coaches came and Stanford is coming sometime in May to talk to me," said Walter.

 

The interest Walter is drawing, has impressed his friends.

 

"It's pretty exciting. Everybody is asking question in the hallway, giving me crap about being the big man. But it's pretty fun," Walter said.

Walter threw for 1,625 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior, leading West Branch to the Class 1-A quarterfinals.

 


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