Scarnecchia Sees Iowa

Michael Scarnecchia stopped at Iowa on Monday for a one-day camp. The Florida QB participated in similar events at two other Big Ten schools last week. He talked about them all in this premium story.

Florida Quarterback Michael Scarnecchia completed his Big Ten camp tour with a stop at Iowa on Monday. He particpated at Purdue and Indiana on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

"They were real interested and they're going to let me know on Wednesday where I stand," Scarnecchia said of the Hawkeyes. "They still have to evaluate all of the quarterbacks from all of the different camps. They said I'm high on their list.

"I hope an offer comes through. We'll see what happens when I give Coach (D.J.) Hernandez a call on Wednesday."

Scarnecchia said he measured in at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds for Iowa. The Flamingo Island (Orange Park, FL) High product ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 seconds, he said.

"It went well," Scarnecchia said of Monday's camp. "We did some individual stuff with Coach (Greg) Davis. We did some QB journals. We did some one-on-ones. I threw it really well. Coach Davis was impressed. Some of the other coaches were really impressed."

Hernandez gave Scarnecchia a tour of the Iowa campus and facilities. He also spent time with Head Coach Kirk Ferentz.

"Me and my dad got there (Sunday) to check out all the campus and all of that stuff," Scarnecchia said. "Honestly, it was one of the nicest campuses I've ever seen. The facilities are great.

"They have a great medical program. It's a great college town. It would be great to go out there. All the coaches were cool. They're all family oriented. Iowa was really nice. I would love to play there."

Scarnecchia said he was one of 10 quarterbacks camping at Iowa on Monday. Plenty more 2014 signal callers have come through campus since the Hawkeye coaches began running these events more than a week ago.

Fleming Island runs a spread offense, which differs from Iowa's attack.

"They said they're in shot-gun 60 percent of the time and they run the pro-spread," Scarnecchia said of the Hawkeyes. "I would love to play in the pro-spread because I would like to improve my skills to go to the NFL. Coach Davis sends quarterbacks to the NFL."

Scarnecchia also camped at Wake Forest earlier in the month. He has future camps scheduled at Syracuse (Saturday), Vanderbilt (July 14), LSU and possibly Arkansas State and South Carolina.

Scarnecchia said he was pleased with how things went at Purdue and Indiana last week.

"The coaches said I was definitely a D-I talent," he said. "Both schools already got quarterback commitments, though. Indiana got a commitment on Wednesday and Purdue had a kid commit the night of my camp.

"The coaches told me to stay in contact because you never know what's going to happen. Guys decommit. The coaches did say they were impressed."

Scarnecchia believes each stop on the camp circuit is improving him.

"I feel like I'm progressing a lot as a quarterback this summer so far," he said. "The camps are going great. It's giving me a lot of exposure to college coaches. I'm just waiting for that first offer."

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