Iowa NSD Profile: QB Nate Stanley

Profiling and breaking down the newest Iowa signee, quarterback Nate Stanley.

HOMETOWN: Menomonie, Wisconsin (Menomonie HS)
POSITION: Quarterback 
RANKING: Four-Star, SCOUT300 Member, #3 Player in Wisconsin, #2 QB in Midwest, #14 QB in Country
SIZE: 6-4/210

RECRUITING STORY: A lot of other schools wish they had a chance to get in on this kid, especially Wisconsin. Everyone else just came too late. Michigan State came too late. Wisconsin came too late. And they all wish they hadn't. Iowa didn't come too late. Their early identification, evaluation, and offer of Stanley resulted in an early pledge. He hasn't wavered since and he honored his word by signing with the Hawkeyes.

EVALUATION: Stanley is a good-sized kid with a live arm. He shows good touch on deep balls and has the velocity to get the ball to the right place on deep outs. He's a good athlete who can escape the rush and make some plays with his feet. Stanley is a tough kid who also played defense in high school. He hasn't seen a ton of D-1 speed in opposing secondaries and will have to adjust to make faster reads in college. - Scout Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu

Stanley has a very, very strong arm for someone his age and it makes sense since he throws over 90 mph as a pitcher and has the potential to be drafted in the MLB Draft this year. His future is still in football, no worries. With that great arm he can make all the throws needed in the Iowa offense and he has the ability, like C.J. Beathard, to make a few things happen with his legs too. He's got all the tools to be a very promising player in Iowa City with just some acclimation and adjustment needed to adapt to the dramatically better competition. He'll likely be redshirted with four other quarterbacks returning this year but I don't think he'll sit for very long afterwards. - Hawkeye Insider Publisher Derek Young

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