Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
If Iowa State isn't the most unlikely Power 5 landing spot for a former Elite 11 QB out of South Carolina who signed with Georgia as a top-100 recruit, it's close. But Jacob Park opens spring practice with the Cyclones tomorrow as a clear-cut No. 1 QB after unseating starter Joel Lanning last season. His connection with Iowa State's Matt Campbell, forged quickly after the coach's 2015 hire, led Park to Ames from junior college. "You go through an experience like he had at Georgia," Campbell said, "it's not easy to bounce back." But Park has bounced back, outplaying some of the top QBs nationally in the final month of last season to give Iowa State hope for big improvement in 2017.