Trevor Hodge was only receiving some preliminary recruiting mail from Iowa State so it came as a shock to the Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill dual-threat quarterback when the Cyclones came through with his first offer.
"It was kind of a surprise," Hodge said. "They had been interested in me and they sent me a couple postcards here and there but I didn't know they were going to give me an offer.
"They're in a rebuilding stage right now. They're trying to move out of a standard offense to a spread offense and they said they feel that I could be the one that changes the game for them."
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Hodge, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect by Rivals.com, said he is thrilled to have the offer and is so interested in the program he's planning an unofficial visit to Iowa State in early June.
The Perris Citrus Hill standout said he wants to see the campus and the facilities to figure out whether it could be the place for him.
"There would probably be some changes," Hodge said. "There would be some differences for sure but I'm taking a junior day visit out there this June.
"I'm interested. I want to see what they have to offer and pretty much see the facilities and the campus and to see if it fits me."
Other than his offer from Iowa State, Hodge said he's hearing from San Diego State, Oregon State and Vanderbilt.
In his junior season, Hodge threw for 2,100 yards and 16 touchdowns and also rushed for more than 700 yards.