Editor's note: One in a series of looks at the Iowa football program’s 2018 recruiting class, position by position.
Spencer Petras, 6-5, 225, San Rafael, Calif. (Marin Catholic HS)
SPENCER PETRAS: Enrolled at Iowa in January after being named the metro and conference player of the year during his senior season at Marin Catholic. … Holds school records for 502 passing yards in a game and 4,157 passing yards in a season … His passing-yardage record and a school mark of 50 touchdown passes in a season broke records held by current NFL quarterback Jared Goff. … Helped lead his prep program to three postseason playoff berths and a 35-5 record over the past three seasons. … Completed 199-of-312 pass attempts for 4,157 yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior, when he was intercepted just twice. … Rushed for nine scores and 223 yards as senior. … As a junior, completed 172-of-305 passes for 3,036 yards and 33 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 310 yards and seven scores. … Was a four-year letterwinner in track, competing in sprints, hurdles and the shot put.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on landing Spencer Petras late in the recruiting process: “It really came down to two young men, both involved in playoff games. They were trying to make their choices. Spencer came her, had a very brief visit, he and his mom. We just really felt good about the way he projected with us. Fortunately for us, mom and dad and Spencer were comfortable with what they saw here, what they learned. We feel good about how it all came together.
Pinstripe Bowl starter: Nate Stanley, jr.
Pinstripe Bowl second team: None
2017 signing: Peyton Mansell, 6-3, 210, Belton, Texas (Belton HS)