Iowa thought it had made some headway with 3-star quarterback prospect Spencer Petras this past weekend, when he took an official visit to campus. Nevertheless, Petras has re-affirmed his verbal commitment to Oregon State, according to the Portland Tribune’s Kerry Eggers.
“My visit to Iowa was good. It was really quick. I enjoyed Iowa City and everyone there. But I’m sticking with Oregon State,” Petras said.
Petras announced his verbal commitment to Oregon State on May 29, but scheduled the Iowa visit amid former Beavers coach Gary Andersen’s resignation in in early October. He also scheduled a visit to Nebraska.
Petras, who finished his senior season 199-for-313 for 4, 157 yards and 50 touchdown passes against two interceptions, said his hesitation was due to the coaching search at Oregon State, which eventually hired Johnathan Smith to lead the program.
The search for a quarterback prospect persists for Iowa. The Hawkeyes also recently offered Matthew Baldwin, but he committed to Ohio State. Iowa might need to get creative in its plan to nail down depth under center.