When J.D. Pride decided to leave Minnesota, his father mentioned Indiana State as the quarterback/wide receiver's preferred destination. So it's good to see that Pride got his wish.
According to this story from TV station WTHI in Terre Haute, Ind., Pride has been accepted by the Sycamores and is already enrolled in classes there.
Pride came to his hometown university after quarterbacking Totino-Grace to the 4A state championship three years ago, but could never climb the Gophers' depth chart, not with Adam Weber and MarQueis Gray on the roster.
The Gophers' new coaching staff convinced Pride to switch to receiver last fall, but he still couldn't get on the field, and he ultimately decided he would prefer to play quarterback. Coach Jerry Kill gave Pride his release last month.
Indiana State has gone 6-5, and 4-4 in the FCS-level Missouri Valley Conference, each of the last two seasons.