Kyle Kempt gets his decision from the NCAA
And now the Iowa State quarterback situation is a whole lot better.
It’s not as if Kyle Kempt is Baker Mayfield, but he won the head-to-head battle last season.
Kempt was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, after not getting on the field at either Oregon State or in junior college.
He stepped in last season after the Cyclones had problems up top, losing starter Jacob Park to personal reasons. And then he turned into a folk hero after completing 18-of-24 passes for 343 yards and three scores, and finishing the season hitting 66% of his passes with 15 touchdowns and just three picks.
It was about to be a wee bit of a scary situation if Kempt couldn’t go, with Zeb Noland an untested backup and the best option likely to have been recruit Re-Al Mitchell.
Now, if all goest well, Mitchell can redshirt, Noland can ease his way into more time, and the Cyclones have their veteran leader back.