Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa coaching staff have landed another verbal commit in the class of 2015. Drew Cook has accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Iowa, according to Hawkeye Insider.
Cook is the second quarterback to commit to the Hawkeyes in the class of 2015, which could create some problems for Jack Beneventi, the four star quarterback that committed to Iowa back on December 5th. In fact, I’m hearing Beneventi will start to look at some other options. According to Beneventi’s Twitter, he has received an offer from Louisville in the past couple of weeks.
Cook, who currently plays at Iowa City Regina, is the son of former standout tight end at Iowa, Marv Cook. Cook is also coming off of a year in which he led his team to a 14-0 season and a state championship. He has good height for a quarterback, but should try to tack on some pounds as he sits at 205 in that category. That should be no problem for a kid that still has 1 year left of high school football.
With this commit, Iowa will really have a log jam at the quarterback position if all of the commits stay with their decisions as of now. Jake Rudock is just entering his junior season this upcoming year, so he’ll have two more years. C.J. Beathard, was just a freshman this past season, Tyler Weigers is an incoming freshman, and don’t forget, Cody Sokol still plays football in Iowa City. Although, I am hearing he’ll be looking to transfer.
With Cook and Beneventi both coming in, it’s hard to believe one of these kids will not change their minds. According to Hawkeye Insider, Iowa has also offered West Des Moines Dowling QB, Ryan Boyle, who has yet to accept the scholarship offer.
If everything stays where it’s at, it’ll be a big time battle for the QB spot in a couple of years.