Nate Stanley will start Saturday's season opener at quarterback against Wyoming at Kinnick Stadium.

One in a series of looks at the Iowa football program’s 2017 recruiting class, position by position:

The newcomer

Peyton Mansell, 6-3, 210, Belton, Texas (Belton HS)

The details

PEYTON MANSELL: Completed 70.1 percent of his passes as a senior, throwing for 2,526 yards and 33 touchdowns. … Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior at Belton High School. … Named district MVP as a senior after earning first-team all-district honors as a junior and being named the district’s newcomer of the year. … Rushed for 1,134 yards on 165 carries as senior. … Totaled 3,660 yards of total offense and 48 touchdowns during his senior season. … Passed for 1,708 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 714 yards as a junior. … Two-year letterwinner in track. … Plans to be a pre-med major at Iowa.

The thoughts

Kirk Ferentz on Peyton Mansell:

“He’s a tremendous young man, great family and a bright future ahead of him. He was tremendous through the whole process (following the retirement of offensive coordinator Greg Davis) and we look forward to having him become part of our program.’’

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Returning depth

Starter: None

Reserves: Nathan Stanley, sophomore; Tyler Wiegers, junior; Drew Cook, sophomore

2016 signings

Nathan Stanley, sophomore