June 18, 2011

Indiana QB camps at Iowa

Indiana quarterback Zach Terrell has been hearing a lot from the Iowa Hawkeyes recently, so made his way to Iowa City on Saturday for their one-day camp. We caught up with the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Terrell to talk about the experience, the feedback he received from the coaching staff, if they are any closer to offering a scholarship, and much more.

Q: How did you think you did at Iowa's camp today?

TERRELL: I thought I did pretty well. There were definitely a lot more quarterbacks than I expected, but I thought I did well overall.

Q: How many quarterbacks were there?

TERRELL: I think there were 16.

Q: Is that kind of a deal where 16 guys are working for maybe 1 offer?

TERRELL: Yeah, exactly. I like to look at it as more of a tryout than a camp really.

Q: Do things get pretty competitive out there?

TERRELL: Yeah, it does, especially when the numbers aren't necessarily in favor of us. Like you said, most schools only give out one offer per year at quarterback.

Q: What kind of workout did they put you through today?

TERRELL: They put us through some running, just forty yard dash kind of stuff where you are competing against your position group. Then, we warmed up and did some drop backs and threw with Coach O'Keefe. After that, we did one on ones for about thirty minutes. Then, we played a game at the end that was like ultimate frisbee but with a football.

Q: How did you feel you threw the ball?

TERRELL: I threw pretty well. I probably could have done a little better because I didn't throw as well as I did last week at IU, but I definitely still threw well enough to spark the interest of the coaches.

Q: What have you heard from Iowa about their quarterback recruiting this year?

TERRELL: Basically, they've just told me that I'm at least in the top five quarterbacks they're looking at and they're trying to get another look at all of them. They didn't offer anybody last weekend and they're still looking for that one quarterback. They've got an offer out to Gunner Kiel, but I don't know if they think they're going to be able to get him.

As a junior, Terrell completed 154 of 245 pass attempts for 2,452 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also rushed for another 694 yards and 13 scores on the ground in leading Fort Wayne's Homestead High School to a 10-2 record.


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