Iowa State football recruiting: Texas quarterback plans to battle for starting job immediately


Iowa State football’s latest commitment at quarterback plans to chase after the starting job right away.

Nov 2, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive end Alauna Finau (94) and Ryan Mueller (44) tackle Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Grant Rohach (3) during the second half at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats defeat the Cyclones 41-7. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Darius Lee-Campbell, a three-star recruit from Spring, Texas, committed to the Cyclones on Saturday night. He told the Des Moines Register on Sunday that he plans to compete for the job under center.

"One day after verbally committing to the Iowa State football program Darius Lee-Campbell said he planned to battle for playing time at quarterback — right away.“They basically told me that they’re not going to promise me anything but I will be able to compete for the spot,” Lee-Campbell said."

According to 247Sports, other offers the quarterback received were from Colorado, Old Dominion, Rice, TCU, Texas State, and Texas-San Antonio.

Based on Lee-Campbell’s highlight videos, he looks like a huge threat running the ball with his fast speed. In passing videos, most of his short throws look spot-on and he makes very quick decisions, but the longer passes tend to look wobbly.

He’ll need to work on passing, but he sounds pretty confident that based on ISU’s struggles of consistency at quarterback, he’ll be able to compete.

"“I know they’ve got a lot of young quarterbacks,” he said. “Basically, the fact that they don’t have the same guy right now helps the fact that I can get in there and try and compete.” [DMR]"