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Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeye Commit Recap, Week of Sep. 17

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The Hawkeyes fell short on Saturday night, but a number of 2019 commits had impressive performances last week. The future still looks birght.

Running back commit Tyler Goodson (left) with his younger brother, and defensive back prospect in 2020, Taylor Goodson (right) and father Maurice Goodson (center) at Kinnick on Saturday.
Image via @favored3470, who received the photo from @webcentrick.

It was a tough week for the Iowa Hawkeyes as they lost a heart-breaker to the Wisconsin Badgers, but things went much better for several of the commits in the recruiting class of 2019. A number of them had huge weeks with some big time wins. And the Hawkeyes added a major talent at the tight end position over the weekend, who showed off his skills in a big way on Friday night.

Here’s a recap of current Hawkeye commit performances 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 had perhaps his best performance of the year on Thursday night. He went 14 of 17 passing (82.4% completion) en route to 209 yards and 5 touchdowns. FIVE touchdowns.

As you might imagine, top-ranked Cherry Creek cruised to a 49-7 victory over Chaparral. Here’s a look at the highlights.

On the season, Padilla now has 966 passing yards and 13 touchdowns on 75 of 111 passing (67.6%). He also has two rushing touchdowns.

Cherry Creek (5-0) looks to remain unbeaten and top-ranked as they take on Overland 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 had himself a heck of a weekend. He came out on Friday and ran for 107 yards on 11 carries and found the endzone twice as North Gwinnett beat up on Discovery 41-6.

But that wasn’t all. Goodson was also named Homecoming King. He seemed rather excited about it.

This all came after being named the local athlete of the week. In his interview, Goodson once again shows a little bit of why the Hawkeyes are so excited to have him in the fold.

On the season, Goodson now has 483 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns on 74 carries for a 6.5 yard per carry average. He’s also got a passing touchdown out of the wildcat.

North Gwinnett (3-2) will be at Mountain View this week.

Desmond Hutson, WR

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

A week after being held out of the endzone for the first time all season, wide receiver commit Desmond Hutson bounced back in a major way. He racked up 130 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns on 6 catches - all in the first half - as Raytown blasted Ruskin 56-6.

Hutson now has 463 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns on 22 receptions for a 21.0 yard per catch average on the season.

Raytown moves to 4-1 on the season with the win. They’ll be at Grain Valley 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 also bounced back in a big way this week. He hauled in four catches for 40 yards, but two of them were for touchdowns. Perhaps even more impressive, though, was what he did on defense.

Lee, lined up at defensive end for top-ranked Orion, notched 11 tackles and SEVEN sacks. You can watch them all here:

Here’s a look at the full highlights, including some great blocking by Lee.

On the season, Lee is now up to 179 receiving yards with 6 TDs on 15 catches (11.9 ypc). He also has 33 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks on the defensive side of the ball. Pretty incredible numbers.

Orion (5-0) will host Fulton this week as they look to remain unbeaten.

Josiah Miamen, TE

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

The newest member of the class of 2019, Josiah Miamen hauled 5 catches for 107 yards just two days before announcing his commitment to Iowa. Here’s a look at the highlights.

You can see right away why the Iowa staff likes him so much. His high school essentially uses him as a big wide receiver, splitting him out wide almost the entire game. He shows great ball skills and goes up over defenders to consistently win balls.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as Dunlap fell to Metamora 35-14. Now 3-2, they’ll look to get back on track at East Peoria this week.

Jack Campbell, LB

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

Linebacker commit Jack Campbell had another Jack Campbell performance. He logged 15 tackles on Friday, including a tackle for loss. Cedar Falls cruised by Dubuque Hempstead 39-0 to move to 5-0 on the year.

On the season, Campbell now has 60 tackles through five games, including 4.5 TFL and 2 sacks.

Cedar Falls will host Cedar Rapids Jefferson this week.

Jestin Jacobs, LB

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

Linebacker commit Jestin Jacobs had three tackles on defense and also ripped off a 60-yard touchdown run on the offensive side of the ball for Northmont. But it wasn’t enough as they fell 49-20 to Wayne.

Here are the highlights.

In only three games this season, Jacobs now has 13 tackles and a sack. The loss drops Northmont to 4-1 on the season. They’ll will take on Lebanon this week.

Sebastian Castro, S

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

Safety commit Sebastian Castro had another impressive performance this week. He ran for two touchdowns, including an incredible hurdle of a defender into the endzone. He also finished with 3 tackles and a forced fumble for Richards. Here’s a look at the highlights.

Got to love seeing him out there blocking on a highlight tape, especially after he makes a handoff and then outruns his running back to become a lead blocker. Castro is a really good athlete.

Castro has really filled up the state sheet on the season. He’s now up to 23 tackles, including 3 tackles for loss, as well as 2 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles. On offense, he’s up to nearly 300 yards rushing with 5 touchdowns.

Richards (5-0) will host Argo this week.

Dane Belton, CB/S

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

Defensive back commit Dane Beltonnotched 5 tackles for Tampa Jesuit as they won 39-0 at Ridge Community on Friday. You can see the highlights below.

Belton now has 15 tackles and an interception through four games this season.

Jesuit (4-0) will host Osceola 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 finished with 4 tackles as West De Pere came away with another win. They defeated Seymour 45-0 on Friday.

On the season Karchinski now has 26 tackles, 8 TFL and 4.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. West De Pere (6-0) will be at Menasha 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 kept their season perfect with a 55-6 drubbing of Wayne Memorial on Friday. As we’ve seen all season, there are no stats available for Hunt.

Belleville (5-0) will host Fordson this week.


Lineman Notes

Offensive line commit Justin Britt remains sidelined with his torn ACL. Warren Central and top WR target David Bell, who was in Iowa City for the Wisconsin game last weekend, moved to 6-0 on the year with another big win. This time it was 59-7 over Pike. They’ll host Lawrence North this week.

Fellow lineman commit Noah Fenske and New Hampton finally got into the win column with a 35-0 victory over Forest City. New Hampton (1-4) will host Iowa Falls-Alden this week.

Elsewhere, offensive lineman Ezra Miller and Ridge View failed to get back on track. They suffered their 5th straight loss, falling to Sioux Central 20-6. Ridge View (0-5) will be at Alta-Aurelia this week.

And finally, lineman Tyler Endres and Norwalk came away with a 32-7 victory over Carlisle last week. Now 2-3, Norwalk will host North Polk this week.

That’s it for week 5 (or 6 in some cases). We’ll be back next week and every week from here on out to update you on all the commit performances. Go Hawks.