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RECRUITING: Iowa State lands graduate transfer quarterback John Kolar

Iowa State has landed a commitment from Oklahoma State graduate transfer quarterback John Kolar. The brother of Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar tweeted his decision late Sunday night.

Kolar adds depth to an Iowa State quarterback room that figures to be incredibly young next season after the graduation of Kyle Kempt plus the transfers of Zeb Noland and Devon Moore. Kolar will join incumbent starter Brock Purdy, redshirt freshman Re-al Mitchell and 2019 commit Easton Dean.

Kolar, who will be a redshirt senior, attempted two passes, completing one, during his four seasons in Stillwater. He is a former consensus four-star recruit and was considered the top quarterback prospect in Oklahoma in the 2015 recruiting class.

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.