Once upon a time, Jacob Park was supposed to be the next big thing in Athens, Ga. Now, after two seasons at Iowa State, Park is moving on again.
According to a report from Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, Park will transfer to play his senior season elsewhere.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m no longer on the team,” Park said. “I haven’t been communicated to by anyone on the team. I haven’t talked to Coach [Matt] Campbell since the second week I was gone. [I’m] just kind of now taking my own steps to make sure my future’s OK.”
Park played quarterback at Iowa State for parts of the last two seasons, yielding mixed results. Against Texas on Sept. 29, he struggled and was intercepted three times. On Oct. 6, the school announced he was taking a leave of absence, which Park attributed to struggles in his personal life.
The next day, backup quarterback Kyle Kempt lead the Cyclones to an upset victory over Oklahoma on the road. Kempt did it again two weeks later as the Cyclones bested TCU in Ames.
On Oct. 16, Park was removed from the Iowa State depth chart.
Park was a 4-star recruit for the Bulldogs in the Class of 2014.