One of the nation’s best long snappers is going to be a Cyclone. Koby Hathcock, considered the No. 2 long snapper in the country by Kohl’s Kicking, announced his pledge to Matt Campbell’s program late Sunday night.
The 5-foot-11, 198-pound Arizona native will have an opportunity to join the program and immediately battle for playing time with Steve Wirtel set to graduate after next season. Like Wirtel, Hathcock will be on scholarship in Ames.
“Hathcock is the most athletic and explosive snapper in the country,” an evaluator for Kohl’s Kicking writes. “He was dominant during the Kohl’s Midwest Showcase. He finished the charting portion of camp with an average snap time of .67 seconds and the highest overall score in the country for all Kohl’s Showcase Camps. Hathcock followed up his dominant charting session by crushing the camp wide snapping competition. He won the competition with a .65 second snap time. He is a plug and play athlete that will make an immediate impact for any program in the country.”
Hathcock joined Ankeny Centennial offensive lineman Brady Petersen in announcing his pledge to the Cyclones on Sunday. Iowa State now holds eight commitments for the 2020 cycle.