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Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeye Commit Recap, Week of Aug. 31

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The Hawkeyes kicked off their season on Saturday, but the class of 2019 commitments already have their senior seasons underway. Here’s a look at how they performed last week.

WR commit Desmond Hutson had himself another big game in week 2.
Image via @Desmond_Hutson

College football is officially back with week one in the bag and the high school football season is in full swing. It’s great to be back.

This week, it was a bit of a mixed bag for class of 2019 Hawkeye commits with some really impressive performances and a few guys being bottled up. 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 led top-ranked Cherry Creek in a cross-border matchup with Santa Margarita (California) this week. Padilla finished with 151 passing yards on 14 of 23 passing (61%) and a rushing touchdown as Cherry Creek came away with a 21-14 victory.

Here’s a look at the game summary:

Padilla now has 357 passing yards and 4 touchdowns on 24 of 39 passing (61.5%) on the season, as well as the rushing touchdown from this week. Cherry Creek, now 2-0, will play host to Mullen this week.

Tyler Goodson, RB

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

Coming off a bye last week, running back commit Tyler Goodson looked to build on his impressive week 0 performance where he ran for 142 yards and 3 scores. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much room as Goodson managed only 18 yards on 9 carries as North Gwinnett suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Wekiva (Florida) 28-14 in the Freedom Bowl. Goodson did throw a 59 yard touchdown pass in the loss.

On the season, Goodson now has 160 yards on 29 carries (5.5 ypc) with 3 touchdowns. He will look to get back on track this week as North Gwinnett (1-1) takes on Norcross.

Desmond Hutson, WR

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

Wide receiver commit Desmond Hutson continued to build on his already impressive senior season this week. Coming off a week one victory where he topped 100 yards and hauled in a pair of touchdown, Hutson racked up another 81 receiving yards and a score on 2 catches. Unfortunately, that touchdown was the only one Raytown could muster as they fell to Oak Park 14-7.

Hutson how has 199 yards and 3 touchdowns on 9 receptions this year. He’s averaging 22.1 yards per reception and a touchdown every 3 times he touches the ball.

Raytown, now 1-1, is at cross-town rival Raytown South this week as they look to get back on track.

Logan Lee, TE

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

After a decent week one, tight end commit Logan Lee showed us this week why 247 Sports has him as a 4-star prospect. Lee finished with 4 catches for 80 yards and 3 TDs as Orion pummeled Sherrard 62-0 on Friday. He also added a pair of tackles on the defensive side of the ball, all in the first half as the starters spent almost the entirety of the second half on the bench.

Here are the highlights.

Lee is now up to 100 receiving yards on the year on 6 catches with those 3 TDs. For those doing the math, that’s 16.7 yards per catch and a touchdown every other reception. Not bad at all.

Orion moves to 2-0 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 had another very impressive week. He led Cedar Falls with 16 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in a 47-0 route of Iowa City City High.

Campbell is up to 24 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss through two weeks. Cedar Falls has not allowed a point all season defensively.

This week, Cedar Falls (2-0) travels to Ankeny.

Jestin Jacobs, LB

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

Fellow linebacker commit Jestin Jacobs of Ohio was held out of Northmont’s week two 24-21 win over Fairmont. He should be back in action this week when Northmont (2-0) takes on Tippecanoe.

On the season, Jacobs has 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).

Sebastian Castro, S

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

Safety commit Sebastian Castro picked up right where he left off a week ago. Defensively, Castro totaled 6 tackles, including 1 for loss, and an interception. He also forced 2 fumbles. Playing quarterback for Richards, Castro also ran for 44 yards and threw a TD pass as the Bulldogs took down St. Rita 14-0.

Here are Castro’s highlights.

Through two games, Castro now has 14 tackles, including 3 TFL, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. He’s also got 230 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on offense.

Richards (2-0) will be at Evergreen Park this Friday.

Dane Belton, CB/S

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

Dane Belton and Tampa Jesuit were on a bye this week. The open week came at a good time as you’ll recall Belton sprained an ankle in week one. He looks to be back on the field next week as Jesuit (1-0) hosts Steinbrenner.

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 his strong senior season. In his third game of the year, Karchinski finished with 5 tackles, 3 TFL and a sack as West De Pere destroyed Green Bay West 63-0 on Friday.

Karchinski now has 13 tackles, 7 TFL and 3 sacks on the season. West De Pere (3-0) will be at Luxemberg-Casco 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 in week two as they came back to beat Churchill 48-24. As with a week ago, there are no stats available for Hunt.

Belleville (2-0) will be at Dearborn this week.


Lineman Notes

As you’ll recall, offensive line commit Justin Britt suffered a season-ending ACL tear last week. In his absence, Warren Central was able to move to 3-0 on the year with a 58-27 win over North Central Friday. They’ll take on Lawrence Central this week.

Fellow lineman commit Noah Fenske and New Hampton fell to Charles City 21-9 on Friday night. Fenske contributed 7 tackles and 2 TFL on defense, but the offense struggled to get much going. New Hampton (0-2) will host Waukon this week.

Elsewhere, offensive lineman Ezra Miller and Ridge View suffered another loss in week 2, falling 26-22 to Woodbury Central. Ridge View (0-2) will be at Wall Lake in week 3.

And finally, lineman Tyler Endres helped lead the way as Norwalk got back on track with a 34-14 win over Dallas Center-Grimes last week. Norwalk totaled 440 yards of offense. Now 1-1, they’ll take on Pella this week.

That’s it for week 3. We’ll be back next week (and every week from here on out) to update you on all the performances.