Coach Caviglia Speaks on JUCO QB Mark Hetherington

It has not been uncommon for JUCO QB's to appear on Iowa's radar screen the past few recruiting seasons. This is shown in the success of QB Brad Banks. It is no different this year around with Fresno City CC QB Mark Hetherington, who is being described by many as the #1 JUCO QB in the nation. caught up with Fresno City Head Coach Tony Caviglia to get the latest!

This recruiting season, many Hawk fans felt the trend of JUCO Quarterbacks would probably be coming to an end. However, with a senior and two red-shirt freshman competing for the job this spring, it is very much a strong possibility Coach Ferentz and staff are looking to add some experienced talent to the group.

"I'm not going to get into specifics on Mark's recruitment, but Iowa is showing interest," Coach Cavilgia said. "He is being recruited by every school looking for a JUCO QB. Right now, I cannot comment on any offer from Iowa as it is up in the air."

If Iowa does indeed have a firm offer on the table, which will be trying to confirm with Mark this week, does Coach Caviglia envision Iowa as the place to be for Mark?

"It would be a great place for him. They are doing unbelievable this season. He would be able to come into a school that is fighting for a chance to win the Big Ten title. I used to coach at Ohio State and Purdue. Iowa has definitely covered their bases in his recruitment."

Mark's track record speaks for itself in coming out of Buchanan High School in Clovis, California. If had not been for a knee injury sustained his senior season, he may very well be throwing passes currently on the D1 level.

"We are now ranked #1 in the nation, and have only lost one game in the last four years. Mark is having a great year, and is our school's career passing leader. He has broken over twelve school records. He is a pro-style QB."

With the emergence of Banks, many believe Iowa will continue to look for the dual-threat QB. Can Hetherington be considered mobile?

"He has average mobility. That is not his speciality. He is a drop-back passer that can really fire the ball."

Mark has thrown for 940 yards this season on 55 for 101 passes, including 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. will make a strong effort to speak to Mark within the few days to bring an even more extensive report on Mark Hetherington. Stay Tuned!

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