Joey Labas

Iowa added a quarterback to its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday night. Ohio quarterback Joey Labas announced he was verbally committing to the Hawkeyes.

Labas visited Iowa City and the campus two weekends ago after picking up a scholarship offer. He could not meet with anyone from Iowa because it’s a recruiting dead period, but he saw enough that convinced him it was the right place.

Ball State received a verbal commitment from Labas (6-3, 190) on May 12. The Hawkeyes offered eight days later, his first Power 5 opportunity. He de-committed from Ball State on June 3.

Iowa moves to 16 known verbal pledges in the 2021 recruiting class. Labas is the only quarterback.

The 247 network views him as a three-star prospect and the No. 38 pro-style signal caller in the cycle. Rivals sees him as a two star.

As a junior, Labas completed 174 of passes for 2,355 yards and 23 touchdowns against two interceptions. He rushed 69 times for 486 yards and nine scores.

Here’s a look at his junior highlights: