RECRUITING: Top ISU QB target set to announce decision on Monday

ISU quarterback target Re-al Mitchell (Courtesy: @realmitchell11 on Twitter)

The top quarterback target on Iowa State’s board for the 2018 class is set to announce his college decision on Twitter on Monday. Three-star dual-threat signal caller Re-al Mitchell plans to tweet his commitment at 6 p.m. central time.

The 5-foot-11.5, 190-pound prospect is rated as the No. 24 dual-threat quarterback in the class by 247Composite. Mitchell, a native of Bellflower, Calif., is the No. 727 player in the class and No. 71 in the state of California.

Mitchell holds 17 other scholarship offers, including Hawaii, Rutgers, South Carolina, UCF, Arizona, Illinois and Northwestern. He’s unofficially visited Iowa State, UConn and Rutgers in the weeks leading up to his decision.

He threw for 3,011 yards and 31 touchdowns last season for St. John Bosco High School. He also added 1,090 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground.

Mitchell is the only quarterback Iowa State has extended an offer to at this point for the 2018 class. Matt Campbell and his staff have made huge strides in rebuilding a depleted quarterbacks room upon his arrival in Ames.

The Cyclones added Jacob Park and Zeb Noland in Campbell’s first class in 2016 then signed Waterloo, West signal caller Devon Moore in the 2017 class. Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on Mitchell’s decision.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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