Joey Labas Comfortable with Iowa Football Commitment After Unusual Recruitment

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Ohio quarterback not joining Hawkeyes with being a backup on his mind:

  2. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rob for posting this story. It was nice to have something positive to think about for a change.
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    BILLYBOBSTEXAS Well-Known Member

    These guys coming in at qb have so much confidence in themselves! It's great to see and I look forward to seeing how their careers play out.
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  4. kicker22

    kicker22 Well-Known Member

    Love the fact he's a dual threat guy but sees himself as a pocket passer who can keep plays alive with his feet.
  5. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    I like hearing about how we get in early on a kid and say he's looked at as a 3 star middle of the pack prospect at first then by the time they get to their SR yr they are a 4 star everybody wants him kinda prospect. I like seeing kids that are improving and developing at that stage. It's one thing if they are in a gimmicky offense getting cheap stats. It's another if they are reading defenses making decisions out there on the fly and making plays.
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  6. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Comparisons are always iffy, but who would you compare Labas' game to?
  7. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    247 bumped him to a 4-star recently. Rivals still has him as a 2-star, but I suspect it will move him up to at least a 3-star.

    I would not be surprised to see program, perhaps some with less crowded QB rooms, take a run at him before December signing day.
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  8. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I would say if we're looking at Iowa QBs of the KF Era, while not identical by any means, his skill set reminds me of a healthy Beathard. He has that ability to play from the pocket but also make plays off schedule when things break down. I think that was one of CJB's best attributes.
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  9. Ree4

    Ree4 Well-Known Member

    Drew Tate comes to mind at being very good at that as well. He scrambled but always looked to throw, rarely did he tuck the ball and run.
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