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Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeye Commit Recap, Week of Sep. 3

It was another week of impressive performances for a number of Iowa football commits in the class of 2019, headlined by the trio of Alex Padilla, Tyler Goodson and Desmond Hutson.

Running back commit Tyler Goodson continues to have an impressive season.
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It was a big week for the Hawkeyes as they came away with a win in the Cy-Hawk game on the gridiron and reeled in a major point guard talent on the hardwood, but it didn’t stop there. There were a number of very good performances from a number of Hawkeye football commits in the class of 2019.

As we will do each week during the high school football season, here’s a recap of the performances for current Hawkeye commits over the last week:

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 top-ranked Cherry Creek had another difficult matchup last week as they hosted #10 Mullen. As has been the case so far this season, Padilla and Cherry Creek were up to the task.

Padilla finished with 287 passing yards and 3 TDs on 26 of 34 passing as Cherry Creek rolled to a 35-8 victory.

If you’ve got some time on your hands, you can check out the full game here:

On the season, Padilla now has 644 passing yards and 7 touchdowns on 50 of 73 passing (68.5%). He also has a rushing touchdown.

Cherry Creek is now 3-0 on the year. They’ll be at Pomona this week.

Tyler Goodson, RB

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

Running back commit Tyler Goodson was looking to bounce back this week after his North Gwinnett team suffered its first defeat a week ago. He did so in a big way, racking up 192 yards and 2 TDs on 23 carries for an impressive 8.3 yards per carry. North Gwinnett rolled to a 42-13 win over rival Norcross.

Goodson now has 352 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns through three games, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. He’s also got a passing touchdown out of the wildcat. You can view his early season highlights here:

With the win, North Gwinnett moves to 2-1 on the season. You can catch them on national TV this Friday night as they travel to Walton. The game will be on ESPNU at 7pm CT this Friday.

Desmond Hutson, WR

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

Wide receiver commit Desmond Hutson kept his impressive senior campaign going on Friday in a big time rivalry game. Hutson hauled in 4 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown as Raytown defeated Raytown South 35-0.

That’s the third consecutive week with at least 80 yards and a touchdown for Hutson. He now has 303 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns on 13 receptions for an impressive 23.3 yards per catch on the season.

Raytown moves to 2-1 with the win. They host Williams Chrisman this week.

Logan Lee, TE

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

Tight end commit Logan Lee joined the touchdown party this week as he helped Orion take down #2 Sterling Newman Central Catholic 20-17. Lee finished with 2 catches for 10 yards and a score. He also added 5 tackles and a TFL on the defensive side of the ball.

On the season, Lee is now up to 110 receiving yards and 4 TDs on 8 catches (13.8 ypc). He continues to average a touchdown every other time he catches the ball.

Orion improves to 3-0 on the season with the win. They’ll be at Newman Central Catholic (Sterlin, IL) this Saturday evening as they look to move to 3-0.

Jack Campbell, LB

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

Linebacker commit Jack Campbell continues to do what he does. And what he does is tackle people. A lot. This week, he led Cedar Falls to another victory with 9 tackles. Cedar Falls defeated Ankeny 28-7.

Campbell now has 33 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss on the season as Cedar Falls moves to 3-0. Ankeny, with their lone touchdown, did become the first team to score on Tigers this season. They will play host to Bettendorf this week.

Jestin Jacobs, LB

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

Fellow linebacker commit Jestin Jacobs missed his second consecutive game for Northmont. That didn’t stop them from getting a 35-14 win over Tippecanoe.

Jacobs remains at 6 tackles, including 2 solos and a fumble recovery on defense, as well as 6 yards and a rushing TD on 2 carries (3 ypc) in his lone game played. We’ll look to see him back in action next week as Northmont travels to Butler.

Sebastian Castro, S

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

Safety commit Sebastian Castro continues to do a little bit of everything for Richards High. On the defensive side of the ball, he tallied 3 tackles, but was held without an interception for the first time all season. He continues to look like a missile every time he makes a tackle.

On offense, Castro played in a couple different spots now that Richards has their transfer quarterback available to them. He got some time at receiver, hauling in a 15-yard pass, and also ran some QB, taking a 20 yard scramble to the house.

Here are Castro’s highlights from Richards’ 42-0 demolition of Evergreen Park.

On the season, Castro now has 17 tackles, including 3 TFL, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. He’s also got 250 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns on offense.

Richards (3-0) will be at Oak Lawn this Friday.

Dane Belton, CB/S

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

Coming off a bye last week, Dane Belton and Tampa Jesuit were back in action this week. Belton tallied 3 tackles and continued to handle punt and return duties for Jesuit as they took home a 35-10 victory over Steinbrenner.

Here are the highlights.

In what has been an abbreviated season for Belton (between the bye and an injury in game 1, he’s played just over 1.5 games), he’s totaled 7 tackles. Jesuit is 2-0 and will host Jefferson this week.

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 continued to do essentially the same thing we’ve seen from him all year. This week, he notched 6 tackles and 1.5 sacks as West De Pere beat Luxemburg-Casco 33-14 on Friday. Karchinski added to his impressive performance with a 21-yard touchdown reception on offense and a blocked punt on special teams. Here’s a look at the block:

Karchinski is up to 19 tackles, 7 TFL and 4.5 sacksthrough 4 games. West De Pere (4-0) will be host Xavier this week.

Jalen Hunt, DE

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

Finally, Jalen Hunt and Belleville got another win this week. They defeated Dearborn 51-14 on Friday. As we’ve seen all season, there are no stats available for Hunt.

Belleville (3-0) will be at Glenn this week.


Lineman Notes

As you’ll recall, offensive line commit Justin Britt suffered a season-ending ACL tear earlier this season. Warren Central moved to 4-0 on the year with an impressive 47-0 win over Lawrence Central Friday. They’ll take on Ben Davis this week.

Fellow lineman commit Noah Fenske and New Hampton had another disappointing loss this week as they fell to Waukon 46-21 on Friday night. Fenske added 8 tackles and 25 TFL on defense. New Hampton (0-3) will be at Waverly-Shell Rock this week.

Elsewhere, offensive lineman Ezra Miller and Ridge View suffered another loss this week, falling 34-26 to East Sac. Ridge View (0-3) will host Lawton-Bronson this week.

And finally, lineman Tyler Endres and Norwalk fell to Pella 31-17. Now 1-2, they’ll host Oskaloosa this week.

That’s it for week 4. We’ll be back next week (and every week from here on out) to update you on all the performances.