Beneventi Chooses Hawkeyes

The college decision is in for Benet Academy (Ill.) junior quarterback Jack Beneventi, who chose Iowa Thursday evening.

It came down to two for four-star quarterback Jack Beneventi -- Illinois and Iowa.

In the end, Iowa came out on top and closed to get the verbal commitment of the 6-foot-6, 200 pound signal caller.

"I decided to commit to the University of Iowa," he said. "It was a very tough decision to make between Iowa and Illinois but I was just amazed on my visit to Iowa and it felt like the perfect place for me."

Beneventi says his reasons for becoming a Hawkeye were plentiful.

"I love the pro style offense that Iowa runs and was impressed by their buisness school since I want to major in business management and Iowa allows me to receive a certification in entrepreneurship as well."

A little over a week ago, Beneventi visited Iowa and the week before visited Illinois -- since then, both coaching staffs have showed plenty of interest and the race was pretty tight.

National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu likes what Beneventi brings to the table and thinks that he will help make the Hawkeyes a better team.

"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."

Now that his process is essentially complete, he reflected upon everyone who has helped him to this point.

"I am very grateful for the opportunities every school has given me by offering me a scholarship and means a lot to me. It's a bit shocking how fast the process has been going and now it's coming to an end since you dream about this day since you just start playing the game. Now that I am committed my sole focus is around academics and preparing for next season with my teammates and coaches. I want to thank Iowa for the oppurtunity, my family and everyone who has helped me or supported me along the way."

Beneventi is the second commit in the Iowa class of 2015, joining West Lyon (Iowa) offensive lineman Jake Newborg.

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