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Iowa Football Recruiting: Class of 2020 Commitments Week 14 Performance Recap

As the Hawkeyes’ regular season comes to an end, so too comes to an end the seasons of all but one commit in the class of 2020.

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All but one future member of the swarm has wrapped up their senior season.
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Each week of the high school football season, we break down the performance of each of Iowa’s commits in the recruiting class of 2020. As a reminder, you can keep up to date on all things recruiting by visiting the Iowa Football Recruiting Hub.


The Hawkeyes wrapped up their regular season with a win at Nebraska over the weekend. Last week also marked the end of the line for all but one commit in Iowa’s recruiting class of 2020. Which one is still alive? Read on. Here’s our weekly look at how each commit performed last week.

Deuce Hogan, QB

Hometown: Grapevine, TX (Faith Christian)
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 205
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 4

Quarterback Deuce Hogan had a rough go as Faith Christian’s season came to an end last week. They fell 52-14 to TE commit Elijah Yelverton’s Trinity Christian squad in the state semifinals. Hogan finished with 125 yards and an interception on 12 of 23 passing (52%).

Hogan finishes his senior season 169 of 291 passing (58.1%) for 2,363 yards with 29 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Faith Christian finishes the year 10-2.

Gavin Williams, RB

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA (Dowling)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 195
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Running back Gavin Williams and Dowling Catholic won the Iowa class 4A state championship. In 10 games of action this season, Williams finished with 1,259 yards and 19 TDs on 140 carries for a 9.0 yard per carry average. Dowling finished the season 12-1.

Leshon Williams, RB

Hometown: Oak Lawn, IL (Richards)
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 205
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Leshon Williams and Richards saw their season come to an end in the state quarterfinals. In just 6 games this season, Williams finished with 1,001 yards and 12 TDs on 121 carries (8.3 ypc). Richards finished the year 10-2.

Quavon Matthews, WR

Hometown: Largo, FL (Largo)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 170
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Wide receiver commit Quavon Matthews and Largo saw their season come to an end in the second round of the playoffs to finish the year 8-4. Matthews finished his senior season with 414 yards and 2 TDs on 17 catches for a 24.4 ypc average.

Diante Vines, WR

Hometown: Watertown, CT (The Taft School)
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 190
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Wide receiver Diante Vines and Taft did not qualify for postseason play. Vines finished his senior year with 45 catches for 553 yards (12.3 ypc) and 8 receiving touchdowns.

Elijah Yelverton, TE

Hometown: Cedar Hill, TX (Trinity Christian)
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 235
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Tight end Elijah Yelverton had 3 catches for 41 yards (13.7 ypc) and 12 rushing yards on 2 carries as Trinity Christian took down Deuce Hogan’s Faith Christian team 52-14 in the state semifinals. The win moves Trinity Christian to 12-1 on the year.

On the season, Yelverton now has 579 yards and 8 TDs on 59 catches (9.8 ypc). Trinity Christian will play Regents in the state championship this week.

Luke Lachey, TE

Hometown: Grandview Heights, OH (Grandview Heights)
Height: 6’7”
Weight: 220
Stars: 247 Sports - 4 Rivals - 3

Fellow tight end Luke Lachey and Grandview Heights fell in the second round of the playoffs to finish the year 7-5. Lachey finished with 57 catches for 720 yards (12.6 ypc) and 7 touchdowns. He also ran for 337 yards and 3 TDs on 43 carries (7.8 ypc) and added 5 interceptions on defense.

Brenden Deasfernandes, DB

Hometown: Belleville, MI (Belleville)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 161
Stars: 247 Sports - 2 Rivals - 2

Cornerback commit Brenden Deasfernandes and Belleville saw their season come to an end in the state semifinals. Deasfernandes finished the year with 22 tackles, 8 passes broken up and an interception Belleville finished the season 12-1.

Reginald Bracy, DB

Hometown: Mobile, AL (St. Paul’s)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 190
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Safety Reginald Bracy and St. Paul’s fell in the second round of the playoffs. Bracy finished the year with 89 tackles, 6 TFL, 3 sacks, 7 PBUs and an interception. St. Paul’s finished the year 8-4.

Keylen Gulley, DB

Hometown: Largo, FL (Largo)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 167
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive back Keylen Gulley and Largo fell in the second week of the playoffs. Gulley finished the season with 58 tackles, 7 PBUs and an interception. Largo finishes the year 8-4.

AJ Lawson, DB

Hometown: Decatur, IL (MacArthur)
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 180
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive back AJ Lawson and MacArthur fell in the first round of the playoffs. Lawson finished his senior year with 681 receiving yards and 7 TDs on 39 catches (17.5 ypc) on offense and a pair of interceptions on defense. MacArthur finished the year 5-5.

Jay Higgins, LB

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN (Brebeuf Jesuit Prep)
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 209
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Linebacker commit Jay Higgins and Brebeuf Jesuit fell in the first round of the Indiana State Playoffs. Higgins finished the year with 151 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 5 PBUs and a sack on defense, as well as 329 yards and 4 touchdowns on 26 catches on the offensive side of the ball. Brebeuf Jesuit finished 7-3.

Ethan Hurkett, LB

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA (Xavier)
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 230
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Ethan Hurkett and Xavier fell in the first round of the playoffs. Hurkett finished his senior season with 70 tackles, 14.5 TFL, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. Xavier finished 8-2 on the year.

Yahya Black, DE

Hometown: Marshall, MN (Marshall)
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 250
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive end commit Yahya Black and Marshall fell in the second round of the playoffs. Black finished his year with 60 tackles, 11.5 TFL and 5 sacks. Marshall finished 9-2.

Lukas Van Ness, DE

Hometown: Barrington, IL (Barrington)
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 240
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive end Lukas Van Ness and Barrington fell in the first round of the playoffs. Van Ness finished his season with 49 tackles, 25 TFL and 6 sacks. Barrington ended the year 6-4.

Deontae Craig, DE

Hometown: Culver, IN (Culver Academies)
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 235
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive end Deontae Craig and Culver Academies saw their season end in the second round of the playoffs. Craig finished his senior year with 63 tackles, 22.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and an interception. Culver Academies finished the year 6-5.

Logan Jones, DE

Hometown: Council Bluffs, IA (Lewis Central)
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 252
Stars: 247 Sports - 4 Rivals - 3

Defensive lineman Logan Jones and Lewis Central fell in the state semifinals. Jones finished the year with 33 tackles, 17 TFL and 8.5 sacks. Lewis Central finished 10-2 on the year.

Isaiah Bruce, DE

Hometown: Lena, IL (Lena-Winslow)
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 265
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Defensive lineman Isaiah Bruce and Lena-Winslow brought home a class 1A state title with a 58-20 win over Central A&M last week. Bruce had 7 tackles, including 2 TFL, and a forced fumble in the win. Lena-Winslow finishes the year unscathed at 14-0. Bruce finishes his senior year with 63 tackles and 15 TFL on defense and 1,050 yards and 16 touchdowns on 84 carries (12.5 ypc) on offense.

Tyler Elsbury, OL

Hometown: Byron, IL (Byron)
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 298
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

Offensive lineman Tyler Elsbury and Byron fell just short of a class 3A state championship as they lost 46-42 to Williamsville. Elsbury had 3 tackles on defense in the loss. Byron finishes the season 12-2. Elsbury tallied 66 tackles on the defensive side of the ball as a senior.

Josh Volk, OL

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA (Xavier)
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 305
Stars: 247 Sports - 3 Rivals - 3

As mentioned Cedar Rapids Xavier and OL Josh Volk fell in the first round of the playoffs. They ended the year 8-2.


And that’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week to check in on Elijah Yelverton, the lone Hawkeye still in action.