The recruiting trail has come to a close for Scout.com four-star benet quarterback Jack Beneventi, who gave his verbal commitment to Iowa on Thursday.
“I was just amazed on my visit to Iowa and it felt like the perfect place for me,” Beneventi said. “I love the pro-style offense that Iowa runs and was impressed by their business school since I want to major in business management, and Iowa allows me to receive a certification in entrepreneurship as well.”
In the end the decision came down to Illinois and Iowa, and Beneventi took visits to both within the weeks leading up to his decision. In fact, the 6-6 signal caller originally had planned on giving his commitment in February, but moved the date up.
“I wanted to move it up because I felt very comfortable at these two schools and I know there are plenty of opportunities by going to either one,” Beneventi said.
Beneventi brings quite a bit to the Hawkeye offense, according to Scout.com National Recruiting Manager Allen Trieu.
“I really like Jack’s size and the fact that he has played in high-pressure situations a lot over the last two years,” Trieu said. “He is accurate and throws the ball with great touch.”
Plus, at 6-6, 200 pounds he has the frame to put on weight and plenty of time to mature on and off the field.
“He still has a lot of room to get bigger and stronger, which will continue to help his velocity as well,” Trieu said. “He is currently a four-star recruit for us and I believe he has earned that over his last two seasons.”