Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Park is headed to Iowa State, according to 247 Sports. Park committed to the Cyclones before taking his official visit last weekend.
“I don’t even know if exciting can describe it,” Park said. “I feel blessed to have another opportunity. I know a lot of people don’t get one shot at it. I’m getting two. I’m going to make the best of it.”
A former four-star recruit from the Charleston area, Park enrolled early at Georgia in 2014 with the hope that he’d be playing for then-offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. But Bobo then succeeded Jim McElwain at Colorado State, and Park was never able to get on the same page with Brian Schottenheimer before leaving the program in 2015.
The good news is that Park is headed to a team in Iowa State that could really use a quarterback, particularly of the dual-threat variety, and has a hotshot new coach in Matt Campbell, formerly of Toledo. Of course, Park is a fan of Campbell and his staff.
“Coach Campbell, he’s the most down to earth coach I’ve ever met,” Park said. “Coach Golesh is like talking to my big brother. (Passing game coordinator) Coach (Jim) Hofher is like the best teacher. I spent 45 minutes in the room for him for two days and learned more in those 45-minute sessions than I did in my whole time at Georgia.
“When I showed up on campus they treated me like family and I felt like I was at home. They have a good situation to me at quarterback walking in the door, all signs are pointing that this is has to be the right decision.”
Needless to say, Iowa State could very well be a team to watch in the Big 12 in 2016, especially with Park under center.
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