Cherry Creek quarterback Alex Padilla commits to Iowa football

Valor Christian Cherry Creek football

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Cherry Creek's signal caller is the latest Colorado prospect headed to the Big 10 conference. Alex Padilla took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that he was committing to the University of Iowa.

Padilla received a scholarship offer from the Hawkeyes on Monday.

This comes just over a week after Valor Christian quarterback Luke McCaffrey announced he was also headed to the Big 10 with a commitment to Nebraska.

The senior to be first broke into the Bruins starting lineup late in his freshman year. He missed much of his sophomore campaign due to injury but had a standout junior year, throwing for 2,678 yards and 40 touchdowns.

His 40 touchdown tosses were third in the state behind Pueblo South's Zach Cozzolino and Palmer Ridge's Ty Evans. His best game of the year came against Horizon where he threw for 371 yards and six touchdown.

He also ran for a of touchdowns and has shown that he can work with his feet when needed.

Padilla is the latest commit from the class of 2019 to announce his destination.