Texas Quarterback To Visit Iowa State

Due to the transfer of Phillip Bates, Iowa State has clearly put more emphasis on adding a quarterback to their 2009 recruiting class. Could Vista Ridge (TX) High School's Taylor McHargue fill that spot?

"Honestly, they have been talking with me for a little more than two weeks," said McHargue. "I had sent them my film about a month ago and then Coach (Jay) Rodgers stopped by my school before the Baylor game. Early the next week they showed the offensive coordinator and Coach Chizik my tape. They have not offered me a scholarship yet but Coach Rodgers told me that Coach Chizik liked my tape and so they wanted me to come up for a visit."

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback has really enjoyed his conversations with Coach Rodgers so far. "I like him a lot so far," said McHargue. "He's really an easy guy to talk to."

Taylor has an offer from Stephen F. Austin and is being recruited heavily by Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Colorado State, Rice, Air Force, and Houston. "I haven't set a timetable for when I will make a decision," he said. "If Iowa State made an offer I'm not sure what I would do. I just know that I don't want to drag things out."

McHargue is dual-threat quarterback who is running a little more this season due to an injury to one of his teammates. "Ever since our starting running back got hurt, I've been running a lot more," he said. "I'm probably running it about 10-15 times a game but I still mostly throw the ball. We run the spread offense and everything starts out of the shot-gun formation so I would say I probably throw it at least 25 times a game. I've rushed for over 500 yards and thrown for over a 1,000 yards."

Taylor definitely realizes that he would have a chance to compete for the starting job at Iowa State in a few years. "At most Big 12 schools a lot of the quarterbacks don't even start until their senior season and that is definitely something that I don't want to do," said McHargue. "At Iowa State, I could redshirt and then compete for the starting job which definitely attracts me to them."

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