Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State backup QB Re-al Mitchell will transfer

With Brock Purdy holding down starting job, Mitchell looks for playing time elsewhere

Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Re-al Mitchell (6) pumps up the crowd before the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Iowa State Cy
Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Re-al Mitchell (6) pumps up the crowd before the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

AMES — Iowa State backup quarterback Re-al Mitchell announced his intention to enter the transfer portal Saturday on social media.

Mitchell, a redshirt freshman wrote: “To Cyclone Nation, thank you for a loving collegiate experience! I’m sorry I was not able to have the opportunities to make you all proud. ... Looking for the opportunity to impact a program and community in all positive ways.”

Mitchell played in five games this season, going 2-of-4 passing for 14 yards and a TD. He also ran 11 times for 100 yards and a TD.

Brock Purdy started all 13 games as a sophomore for ISU.

Sophomore Blake Clark, redshirt freshman Devin Larsen and freshmen Aidan Bouman and Hunter Dekkers presumably will be in the mix for the backup job.

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