’18 California QB Spencer Petras Talks Iowa Offer, Upcoming Visit

December 3, 2017

Written by Rob Howe

Iowa is searching for a quarterback to add to its 2018 recruiting class. California signal caller Spencer Petras ranks among the top targets.

Position coach Ken O’Keefe visited him at his Kentfield (CA) Marin Catholic High on Wednesday and offered a scholarship a day later. The Hawkeyes also offered senior quarterbacks Matthew Baldwin from Texas and Utah’s Zachary Wilson this week.

Petras (6-5, 215) remains committed to Oregon State, to whom he committed during the summer. The Beavers are moving forward with a new coach Jonathan Smith, who they hired this week.

The change in Corvallis open the door for Iowa.

“Coach O’Keefe sounds like a great guy, and a great coach,” Petras told HN. “They like my skill set and also think I would be a great fit for the program.”

Petras, who plays in a spread offense at Marin Catholic but is considered a pro-style quarterback, likes what he hears from and about Iowa.

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“I know they have a very strong tradition of winning football. The program is very strong,” he said.

Petras said he plans to visit Iowa but is not sure when that will be. He wants to sign his national letter of intent during the early period, which runs from Dec. 20-22.

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“I’m not sure if I will take any other visits,” said Petras, who already has officially visited Oregon State and reports offers from Cal, Louisville and Syracuse, among others.

Petras is looking forward to seeing Iowa.

“I’m open to playing anywhere in the country. Location matters, but it’s not a deciding factor in my decision,” he said.

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Petras said Iowa started recruiting him for about a month and a half. He’s mostly been in contact with O’Keefe and director of recruiting, Tyler Barnes.

Rivals and 247 both see Petras a three-star prospect. He’s the No. 31 ranked pro-style quarterback nationally according to the 247 composite.

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