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Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeye Commit Recap, Week of Nov. 19

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High School seasons around the country are winding down, but a trio of Hawkeye commits were still in action last week. Here’s a rundown of how they performed.

Northwestern v Iowa
As things wind down in the state playoff races, there’s still a lot to like for Kirk Ferentz and staff.
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Only three players currently committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2019 have their playoff hopes alive. We check in on those still in action and provide final season statistics for those who have been eliminated.

Let’s take a look.

Active Players

Alex Padilla, QB

Hometown: Greenwood Village, CO (Cherry Creek)
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 195
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Quarterback commit Alex Padilla wasn’t asked to do much for Cherry Creek as they took home a 10-7 victory over Columbine in the semifinals last week. Padilla finished just 5 of 10 passing for 43 yards as Cherry Creek kept the ball on the ground most of the game.

On the season, Padilla now has 1,860 passing yards and 23 touchdowns with 3 interceptions and a 68% completion percentage. He also has two rushing touchdowns.

Cherry Creek moves to 12-1 on the season with the win. They advance to take on Valor Christian in the class 5A state championship game on Saturday.

Tyler Goodson, RB

Hometown: Suwanee, GA (North Gwinnett)
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 192
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Running back commit Tyler Goodson had a disappointing end to his senior season last week. He finished with just 26 yards on 15 carries as North Gwinnett fell to Colquitt County 45-0 in the state quarterfinals.

Goodson ends the year with 1,149 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns on 166 carries for a 6.9 yard per carry average. He also threw a touchdown out of the wildcat and a touchdown reception.

North Gwinnett ends the season 10-3.

Dane Belton, CB/S

Hometown: Tampa, FL (Jesuit)
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 185
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive back commit Dane Belton was the final commit in action this week. He had the performance of the week for the second week in a row, finishing with 7 tackles, a pass broken up and an interception as Jesuit defeated Tampa Jefferson 34-14.

Here’s a look at the highlights:

On the year, Belton now has 55 tackles, 7 passes defended and 4 interceptions. Jesuit improves to 12-1 and advances to take on Cardinal Gibbons in the semifinals of the Florida class 5A playoffs this week.

Players Previously Eliminated

Desmond Hutson, WR

Hometown: Raytown, MO (Raytown)
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 195
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Wide receiver commit Desmond Hutson and Raytown were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. Hutson finished his senior season with 742 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns on 44 receptions for a 16.9 yard per catch average. Raytown ended the year 8-2.

Here are Hutson’s senior season highlights:

Logan Lee, TE

Hometown: Orion, IL (Orion)
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 225
Stars: 247 Sports - 4 Rivals - 3

Tight end commit Logan Lee finished his senior season with 442 receiving yards with 10 TDs on 26 catches (17.0 ypc). He also has 46 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks on the defensive side of the ball.

Orion finished the season 11-1.

You can see Lee’s season highlights here.

Josiah Miamen, TE

Hometown: Dunlap, IL (Dunlap)
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 225
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Tight end commit Josiah Miamen and Dunlap were defeated in the first round of the Illinois class 6A playoffs.

Miamen finished his senior seas 464 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns on 24 catches for an average of 19.3 yards per reception this year. Dunlap closed out the season 7-3.

You can see partial season highlights here.

Jestin Jacobs, LB

Hometown: Clayton, OH (Northmont)
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 205
Stars: 247 Sports - 4 Rivals - 3

Linebacker commit Jestin Jacobs finished his senior season with 38 tackles, 4 sacks and a fumble recovery on defense. Northmont finished the year 10-2.

You can see Jacobs’ season highlights at RB here.

Jack Campbell, LB

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA (Cedar Falls)
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 210
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Linebacker commit Jack Campbell and Cedar Falls lost in the Iowa class 4A state championship. Campbell finished the year with 168 tackles, 13 TFL and 4.5 sacks.

Cedar Falls ended the year 12-1.

Sebastian Castro, S

Hometown: Oak Lawn, IL (Richards)
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 198
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Safety commit Sebastian Castro finished his senior season with 65 tackles, including 6 tackles for loss, 5 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles. On offense, he finishes with 14 touchdowns both rushing and passing.

Here are his senior season highlights.

Richards finished the year 12-1.

Jake Karchinski, DE

Hometown: De Pere, WI (West De Pere)
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 245
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive end commit Jake Karchinski and West De Pere lost in the Wisconsin Division 3 state title game. Karchinski finished his year with 59 tackles, 17 TFL and 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble as well as 2 fumble recoveries. West De Pere finished the season 13-1.

Jalen Hunt, DE

Hometown: Belleville, MI (Belleville)
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 250
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive end commit Jalen Hunt and Belleville fell in the Michigan Division 1 semifinals. Belleville finished the season 12-1. You can see Hunt’s senior season highlights here.

Chris Reames, DE

Hometown: Van Meter, IA (Van Meter)
Height: 6’7”
Weight: 220
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive end commit Chris Reames finished his season with 63 tackles, 11 TFL, and 2 sacks. Van Meter ended the year 11-1.


Lineman Notes

Offensive line commit Justin Britt missed the game with his torn ACL, but Warren Central defeated Carmel 27-7 in the Indiana class 6A championship game last Friday. Warren Central ends the year 14-0.

OL commit Noah Fenske and New Hampton finished their season 3-6 and did not make the state playoffs.

Offensive lineman Ezra Miller and Ridge View also finished the year 3-6 and outside the playoffs.

And finally, lineman Tyler Endres and Norwalk were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, finishing the season 6-4.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week to update you on the remaining playoff performances of those commits still playing. Go Hawks.