Jirehl Brock arrived at Iowa State ranked as a four-star recruit and one of the nation's top running back prospects. For three seasons he waited his turn behind Breece Hall.
Such patience is rare now with the transfer portal readily available to any player looking to bolt to another school where he can get on the field sooner.
"That's not who I am," Brock said. "A lot of people now have been transferring and trying to get out of the situation they're in. Some people, I can see it happening. For me, there was not really a thought in my head that I'm not going to be here anymore. My parents taught me to never give up, my time is coming."