After not appearing in a game for Kansas football program, Conrad Hawley entered the transfer portal back in December after just one season. Hawley has now decided to switch over to the hardwood and is headed to Ames, Iowa to play basketball for Iowa State.
This comes at quite the surprise for many, as the former QB threw for 2,722 passing yard and 26 touchdowns his senior year of high school. Hawley was named to All-State and was the Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Missouri.
Hawley was recruited by former KU offensive coordinator and QBs coach Brent Dearmon out of high school and was a three-star prospect according to Rivals. Although the quarterback position went through a lot of turmoil last season for the Jayhawks, Hawley was unable to touch the field.
Hawley will join the Cyclones as a walk-on and test his abilities. The former QB doesn’t lack size, as he is listed at 6’5, 220 pounds. Hawley played basketball in Missouri at Raymore Peculiar High School.
This will be head coach TJ Otzelberger’s sixth transfer from the portal, as Conrad Hawley will join Tre King from Georgetown, Jeremiah Williams from Temple, Jaren Holmes from St. Bonaventure, Hason Ward from VCU, and Osun Osunniyi from St. Bonaventure.
We will see if the newcomers for Iowa State will be enough to fill the void left by Hunter and Brockington.