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Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeye Commit Recap, Week of Nov. 26

There were only a couple Hawkeye commits still in action this week. We recap their performances and look back on the senior season for all class of 2019 commits.

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And then there were two. Last week, there was a trio of Hawkeye commits still in action, but the defeat of Tyler Goodson’s North Gwinnett team left just two in action this week. Here’s how they performed.

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 and Cherry Creek faced off against Valor Christian in the Colorado Class 5A State Championship last Saturday. Unfortunately, despite a solid performance from Padilla, Cherry Creek came up short, losing 24-14.

Padilla finished 12 of 18 passing for 103 yards with a touchdown and an interception (only his 4th of the season). Here are the highlights from Saturday.

Padilla finishes his senior season with 1,963 passing yards and 24 touchdowns with 4 interceptions and a 68% completion percentage. He also had two rushing touchdowns.

Cherry Creek finishes the season 12-2.

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 only other commit in action this week. He finished with 4 tackles and 2 passes defended, but it wasn’t enough as Jesuit fell 14-3 to Cardinal Gibbons in the Florida class 5A semifinals.

Here’s a look at the highlights:

Belton finishes his senior season with 67 tackles, 9 passes defended and 4 interceptions. Jesuit finishes the year 12-2.

Here are Belton’s complete senior highlights.

Players Previously Eliminated

Tyler Goodson, RB

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

Running back commit Tyler Goodson finished 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.

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.

You can see Campbell’s senior highlights here.

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.

Here are Karchinski’s senior highlights.

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. Hunt finished with 67 tackles, an impressive 27 tackles for loss and an even more impressive 13 sacks.

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.

Here are highlights from Reames’ regular season.

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.

And that’s it for 2018. All current commits have been eliminated from their respective playoffs. Stay tuned as the early signing period is only 2 weeks away. We’ll have updates on top remaining targets and all signings over the next couple weeks.

Go Hawks.