Grant Rohach is originally from Montezuma, Iowa, so when the Moorpark, Calif., pro-style quarterback decided to recently commit to Iowa State it didn't come as a major surprise.
Rohach, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect, followed Iowa and Iowa State football growing up and after the Cyclones offered they had a good chance at landing his pledge. He decided to call it early for Iowa State.
"I'm originally from Iowa so growing up as a kid I was always a fan of Iowa State and wanted to go there," Rohach said.
"Their coaches really liked me and I was born in Iowa and when they offered I thought it was the perfect fit.
"I've always had an eye on them. I always wanted to go back there. We always go back there for family vacations and I always beg my mom to let me stay because I love it back there."
Rohach was born in Iowa, moved to Missouri and landed in Southern California in 2002 where he's been ever since.
In his junior season, Rohach threw for about 1,800 yards with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for eight scores.
Iowa State and Western Michigan had offered and Boise State and USC were showing interest. Even though it's only March, Rohach said he's firm in his Iowa State pledge and made the right decision because he's always wanted to return to his home state.
Playing for the Cyclones will be his chance.
"I'm very strong," Rohach said. "I had another offer from Western Michigan, they're a great school and I love their coaches but Iowa State was just my favorite right from the start. Ever since I went to their camp last summer they were my favorite."