Pritchard Camps at Iowa

Last season, one of Austin Pritchard's favorite targets on offense was Ray Hamilton, who signed with Iowa. The Hawkeyes now are looking at Pritchard as one of their '12 QB prospects.

Austin Pritchard and his father are touring college football camps this summer in search of the quarterback's first scholarship offer. He's looking at schools that run a pro-style offense. The Class of 2012 prospect from Strongsville, Ohio said he fits best into that system.

The 6-foot-2 1/2, 200-pound Pritchard camped at Iowa on Saturday. He already had worked out at Ohio State and Toledo before that, was at Florida State on Monday and is headed to Syracuse and West Virginia coming up.

"The Iowa camp went pretty good," said Pritchard, who hails from the same school as incoming tight end recruit, Ray Hamilton. "I didn't have my best day, but I wasn't awful."

Pritchard said that the Iowa coaches told him they were meeting on Tuesday to discuss quarterback prospects in his class.

"They told me that they weren't planning on offering any more quarterbacks until they see them during their senior season or maybe after their senior season,' Pritchard said.

Pritchard completed 125 of 175 pass attempts as a junior, throwing for 2,013 yards and 16 touchdowns.

"I really liked what I saw at Iowa," he said. "The stadium was really nice and all of the coaches were nice, too. And having my tight end (Hamilton) from last year there is great. I would love to play with him again."

Hawkeye Assistant Phil Parker is recruiting Pritchard.

"He's a good guy and he's been giving me good feedback," he said.

Pritchard said that if he had to pick a school close to offering him, it would be Toledo.

"They really like me there," he said.

Pritchard feels like he might wait until after his senior year to choose a college.

"I feel like I have some good highlight film now, but I think I've gotten a lot better since my junior season ended," he said. "I'm hoping my senior tape shows the improvements I've made working hard on footwork and mechanics."


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