LISTEN: Interview with new NDSU quarterback Zeb Noland
Noland comes to Fargo after transferring from Iowa State
FARGO — Zeb Noland knows he's got big shoes to fill at North Dakota State. He says he's ready for the challenge.
He tells WDAY's Dom Izzo: "I look up to Brock Jensen, Carson Wentz and Easton Stick, even before I thought about going there (NDSU). I'm coming up there not to do anything drastic, just be the best version of myself and try to fill those shoes the best I can." Noland said.
Noland comes to Fargo after two years at Iowa State, he started four games this season before he was replaced by true freshman Brock Purdy. Noland threw for 722 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in five games in 2017.
He told Izzo that he was looking at South Dakota State, South Dakota and Eastern Washington were among the schools he was looking at before picking NDSU.
Noland will have two years of eligibility remaining. He'll enter a quarterback room that has redshirt freshman Holden Hotchkiss and Noah Sanders along with true freshman Trey Lance.
Noland will be on campus in early January and will participate in NDSU's spring football drills.