AMES, Iowa – Iowa State football made a late push for Gilbert, Arizona quarterback Brock Purdy.
On Wednesday, national signing day, the Cyclones got the 6-foot-1, 200-pound quarterback.
Purdy chose Iowa State over Texas A&M. Alabama and UCF were eliminated from Purdy’s list earlier this week.
Purdy put up video-game like numbers for Perry High School. He threw for 4,405 yards with a 65 percent completion percentage, 57 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. He also ran 137 times for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns.
In total, he accounted for 66 touchdowns as a senior.
Purdy joined Re-al Mitchell as quarterbacks in the class of 2018 for the Cyclones. Mitchell early-enrolled at Iowa State in January.
According to 247Sports, Purdy is the No. 36 pro-style quarterback in the class and Mitchell is the No. 29 dual-threat quarterback.
Quarterback was a position of need for the Cyclones with Kyle Kempt’s situation still up in the air. Iowa State only has two returning quarterbacks listed on its roster in Zeb Noland and Devon Moore. Moore tore his ACL and redshirted as a freshman.
The Cyclones also signed two wide receivers in four-star recruit Joseph Scates out of Ohio and Tayvonn Kyle from Georgia to a letter of intent.