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Iowa Football Recruiting: Class of 2021 Commitments Week 5 Recap

Jaden Harrell and Max Llewellyn were dominant on defense for Urbandale this week.

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It’s Week 5 of high school football and the majority of future Hawkeyes were on the field. Each week we will examine stats, future opponents, and highlight videos.

Note: Last week, Minnesota announced a reversal in a previous decision and will now play fall football. Practices were allowed to begin September 28th.

Illinois still plans to play high school football in the spring.


Jeff Bowie, DE

Hometown: West Branch, IA (West Branch)

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 242

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Bowie finished with 1.5 tackles and 1 TFL as West Branch defeated Maquoketa Valley 50-14. On the season, Bowie has 10.5 tackles, 5.5 TFL, and 1 sack.

The West Branch Bears (3-2) next game is at Durant (3-1).

Brody Brecht, WR

Hometown: Ankeny, IA (Ankeny)

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 200

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Ankeny picked up a big win at Valley 35-10 this week. Brecht was the best player on the field as he hauled in 8 receptions for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns.

On the season Brecht has 20 catches, 308 yards, and 7 touchdowns. He has 1 interception on defense and a 57 yards punt return for a touchdown.

Next week Ankeny (4-1) hosts Johnston (3-2).

Arland Bruce, WR

Hometown: Ankeny, IA (Ankeny) *Previously Olathe, KS (Olathe North)

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 192

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is still ruling Bruce ineligible following his move from Kansas. The Bruce family has tried to appeal to decision.. Bruce plans to be a spring enrollee at the University of Iowa.

Connor Colby, OL

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA (Kennedy)

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 275

Stars: 247 Sports - 4 / Rivals - 4

Cedar Rapids Kennedy fell to Dubuque Hempstead 20-38 this week. The Cougars averaged 6.5 yards per carry on 36 carries but it was not enough.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy (1-2) faces off against Waterloo West this week (3-2).

Cooper DeJean, ATH

Hometown: Ida Grove, IA (OABCIG)

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 198

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

DeJean and OABCIG cruised to another commanding win this week over MVAOCOU 63-14. He finished with 176 yards passing and 3 touchdowns on 8 of 9 passes. He also carried the ball twice for 44 yards, and had 0.5 tackle on defense as the Falcons jumped up 35-0 after one quarter. DeJean scored on a 42 yard punt return as well.

DeJean’s season totals are 70/122 for 1460 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. He also has 43 carries for 348 yards and 7 touchdowns. Defensively he leads the Falcons with 23 tackles (20 are solo). He has scored 2 special teams touchdowns with a kick return and punt return for a touchdown.

On Friday OABCIG (5-0) has a showdown with another top 5 ranked team as they travel to Underwood (5-0).

Jaden Harrell, LB

Hometown: Urbandale, IA (Urbandale)

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 220

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Urbandale improved to 5-0 with a 42-28 victory over Fort Dodge. Harrell carried the ball 9 times for 28 yards and a touchdown. Defensively he recorded 5 tackles and 2 TFL and 2 sacks.

Through 5 games Harrell has 45 carries for 310 yards and 5 touchdowns. He’s secured 5 catches for 32 yards out of the backfield. The future linebacker totals 28.5 tackles, 3.5 TFL, and 2 sacks on defense. Harrell contributes to special teams as well as Urbandale’s punter.

Next week the J-Hawks are off and will conclude their regular season on October 9th at Waukee.

Keagan Johnson, WR

Hometown: Bellevue, NE (Bellevue West)

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 188

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Bellevue West took down Kearney 49-14 and Johnson had his third big night of the year. The standout wide receiver hauled in 8 receptions for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. As a Wildcat quarterback, Johnson carried the ball twice for 6 yards and 2 touchdowns.

On the season Johnson has 19 receptions for 341 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also has 3 rushing touchdowns. Bellevue West (3-0) is scheduled to take on Millard West (1-3) this week.

Joey Labas, QB

Hometown: Broadview Heights, OH (Brecksville-Broadview Heights)

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 190

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 2

Brecksville-Broadview Heights improved to 4-1 on the season following their 15-13 win over Stow-Munroe Falls. In a defensive battle, Labas was 14/23 passing for 143 yards and threw 1 touchdown pass.

Labas has totaled 1103 yards and 7 touchdowns on 82-132 passing.

Brecksville-Broadview Heights (4-1) hosts Wadsworth next week.

Griffin Liddle, DT

Hometown: Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf)

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 275

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Bettendorf dropped a game to undefeated Pleasant Valley 6-23. Liddle had 2 tackles on the night.

His season totals are 13.5 tackles with 6.5 TFL.

Bettendorf (2-2) travels to Muscatine (2-3) next Friday.

Max Llewellyn, DE

Hometown: Urbandale, IA (Urbandale)

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 230

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Llewellyn had 1 receptions on offense for 6 yards, but on defense Llewellyn was dominant with 4.5 tackles, 2 TFL, and 2 sacks. He recovered a fumble as well.

Llewellyn now has 12 catches for 266 yards and 2 touchdown on offense to go along with his 15.5 tackles, 8.5 TFL, and 4 sacks on defense.

Jordan Oladokun, DB

Hometown: Tampa, FL (Gaither)

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 180

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Oladokun and Gaither (2-0) were off this week. On the season Oladokun 9 receptions, 114 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Defensively he has 1 tackle and 1 PBU as a lockdown corner.

Next week they play at Fivay (1-1).

Beau Stephens, OL

Hometown: Blue Springs, MO (Blue Springs)

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 305

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Stephens and the Blue Springs Wildcats lost this week 7-42 to Liberty North.

Blue Springs (2-3) will be at Lee’s Summit North (3-2) this week.

Justice Sullivan, LB

Hometown: Eden Praire, MN (Eden Praire)

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 225

Stars: 247 Sports - 4 / Rivals - 4

Minnesota recently reversed their decision to play football in the spring. Eden Praire’s first game is scheduled for October 16th against Shakopee.

Zach Twedt, ATH

Hometown: Story City, IA (Roland-Story)

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 225

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Twedt is out for the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury. He finished the season with 29 carries for 103 yards and 2 receptions for 3 yards on offense. He ended up recording 14 tackles on defense.

Roland-Story (0-4) was off last week but plays Hampton-Dumont-CAL (2-3) on Friday.


Spring Season

The following commits have had their senior seasons postponed until the spring.

David Davidkov, OL

Hometown: Winnetka, IL (New Trier)

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 290

Stars: 247 Sports - 4 / Rivals - 4

Gennings Dunker, OL

Hometown: Lena, IL (Lena-Winslow)

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 290

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3

Jeremiah Pittman, DE

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL (St. Viator)

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 260

Stars: 247 Sports - 3 / Rivals - 3