March 12, 2012

Ohio QB calls Marshall a dream offer

Although multiple schools have expressed interest in him, Class of 2013 prospect Spencer Iacovone is waiting on his first scholarship offer.

"It will come with time," said Iacovone, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound, pro-style quarterback from Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"There is no pressure to get the first offer. Playing two sports (football and baseball) makes it difficult to get out to all of these camps, which makes it hard to get my name out to recruiters, but I take pride in playing two sports, and I am pretty good at both of them."

Iacovone is receiving recruiting interest from Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Mississippi State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio, Ohio State, Stanford and Toledo.

"Ohio and Cincinnati are going to wait to see me throw before they offer me," said Iacovone, who threw for 1,976 yards and 22 touchdowns and ran for 579 yards and 11 scores for Moeller last season. "Bowling Green and Toledo are very interested in me. I know Marshall has been talking to my coach a lot. I would be happy if Marshall offered me."

Iacovone and his family used to live in Hurricane, which is about 30 minutes away from Marshall.

"I went to Marshall games when Randy Moss played for them," he said. "Right now, Marshall would probably be my dream school. For them to offer me, it would be a great experience."

Iacovone runs the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds. He power cleans 235 pounds, bench presses 245 pounds and squats 385 pounds.

Asked to evaluate himself, Iacovone said: "One of my strengths is my ability to make plays with my feet. I have a pretty strong arm. I am able to make a lot of throws that dual-threat quarterbacks can't make because they don't concentrate on the throwing part as much as the running part, but my ability to make plays with my feet is one of my strong suits. I am more of a pro-style quarterback with the capability to run when I have to. I definitely need to work on my ability to read defenses. I understand my offense very well, but I need to put more time in the film room and learn how to read defenses a little bit better."

A first baseman and designated hitter, Iacovone is receiving recruiting interest for baseball from Big 10 Conference and Mid-American Conference schools. The Thundering Herd also is after him for that sport.

"I just want to make sure it is the right place for me and not make a decision based only on football or baseball," Iacovone said of his to-be-determined college destination.

He does not have a deadline or timetable for his decision.

"I will just let it happen," he said. "If I have a good feeling, then I will go with it. I think my gut decision will be the best place to go."

Iacovone described himself as a "strong leader" on and off the field.

"I take pride in doing the right thing," he said.

One of his hobbies is community service, which includes building houses and collecting food through Moeller's Mach 1 program.

"It's really enjoyable," he said.
Iacovone has a 3.1 grade point average. He has not taken the ACT or SAT, but he will take the latter next week.

Jacob Messer is the managing editor for He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] All comments and feedback are welcome.

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