Aidan Bouman enters transfer portal

Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Aidan Bouman (14) against the Oregon Ducks during the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State’s quarterback room is going to be a little less crowded.

Redshirt sophomore signal-caller Aidan Bouman has entered the transfer portal, as first reported by CycloneAlert’s Nick Osen. Bouman was considered the favorite to land the backup quarterback job behind classmate Hunter Dekkers.

A three-star recruit in the class of 2020, Bouman never appeared in a game for the Cyclones while Dekkers solidified himself as the future of the program behind Brock Purdy the last two seasons.

The Buffalo, Minn. native, and son of former NFL quarterback Todd Bouman, was the No. 2 player in Minnesota’s 2020 class after passing for nearly 10,000 yards and 94 touchdowns during his college career.

Iowa State will likely enter fall camp with two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster in Dekkers and true freshman Rocco Becht, who joined the program as an early enrollee this spring. They’ll be joined in the position group by Iowa Western C.C. transfer walk-on Nate Glantz, plus walk-ons Ashton Cook and Blake Clark.

Bouman will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

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