Hawkeye QB recruit tells website Iowa no longer interested


A high school quarterback who had committed to the Iowa football program for almost a year told HawkeyeInsider.com that the Hawkeyes are no longer interested.

Jack Beneventi of Oak Park, Ill., told the website that assistant coach Brian Ferentz came to visit him on Dec. 1 to break the news.

"They are pressuring me more along the lines of not going to Iowa," Beneventi was quoted as saying. "Yes, saying I'm uncommitted would be an appropriate way to classify it."

Beneventi was the first of three quarterbacks to initially join Iowa's Class of 2015 last December. Senior in-state quarterbacks Ryan Boyle of West Des Moines Dowling and Drew Cook of Iowa City Regina made subsequent verbal commitments to Iowa.

Prospective recruits cannot sign binding national letters of intent until the first Wednesday of February of their senior year.

Beneventi struggled late in his senior season with Fenwick High School. According to statistics at Rivals.com, the 6-6, 200-pound Beneventi completed 47.6 percent of his passes as a senior with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Find the full story from HawkeyeInsider.com's Rob Howe here.