Hawkeye Recruit Roundup: Week 2

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This week featured two future Hawkeyes going head-to-head, and 2 that played in the same stadium just hours apart. Melvin Gordon and Jacob Rudock were the two commits that stood out the most this week. Gordon averaged over 24 yards per carry and Rudock had 3 TDs (2 passing and 1 rushing). Overall, the Hawkeye recruits went 7-5 in week 2 of high school football.

Ray Hamilton
L Mentor 38 - Strongsville 17 | (0-2)
After having a quite week last week, Ray Hamilton had a big night on Friday. He hauled in 11 receptions for 146 yards and a TD. Strongsville's quarterback completed 20 passes, so over half of those were to Hamilton. However, Hamilton's big night wasn't enough as Strongsville lost 17 to 38.

Next Game: vs. Padua Franciscan - 09/10

Austin Blythe
W Mt. Pleasant 21 - Williamsburg 38 | (2-0)
Blythe squared off against fellow Iowa commit Henry Krieger-Coble. Williamsburg scored 3 touchdowns in a row in the second half that put the game out of reach. There were no mentions of Blythe that I could find.

Next Game: at Mt. Vernon - 09/10

Henry Krieger-Coble
L Mt. Pleasant 21 - Williamsburg 38 | (0-2)
Though Mt. Pleasant lost, Krieger-Coble had a nice night collecting 7 receptions for 108 yards including a 46-yard TD pass at the beginning of the second half. You can see the touchdown in the highlights provided by KCRG (Krieger-Coble is #80).

Next Game: vs. Fairfield - 09/10

Austin Vincent
W DeSoto 49 - Arlington Bowie 21 | (2-0)
This game was part of the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic that took place last night in the new Cowboys Stadium (Jacob Rudock also played in a Herbstreit game in Cowboys stadium earlier in the night). DeSoto scored on 5 first half possessions in a row and took a 35-14 lead into halftime. Austin Vincent had 3 catches for 43 yards and a 19-yard touchdown.

Next Game: vs. Miramar - 09/11

Jacob Rudock
W St. Thomas Aquinas 31 - Skyline 3 | (2-0)
In one of the other Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic games, Rudock led St. Thomas Aquinas to an easy victory. Rudock was 10 of 14 for 230 yards with no interception. He had touchdown passes of 44 and 8 yards and also ran in a touchdown from 1 yard out.

Next Game: at Boyd Anderson - 09/16

Jake Duzey
L Athens 3 - Pontiac 42 | (1-1)
Athens fumbled the opening kick off, gave up a touchdown the next play and things never got better. They were down 30-3 at the end of the first quarter, and had a running clock in the second half. Duzey did not have a bad game, but was largely ineffective this week. He ran the ball 3 times for a total of -9 yards (he had only 1 positive rushing play for 2 yards). He caught 6 passes, but those only amounted to 28 yards. He returned 1 punt for 4 yards and 3 kickoffs for 23 yards. To top it off he also lost a fumble. In all he averaged just 3.5 yards per touch.

Next Game: vs. Clarkston - 09/10

Riley McMinn
W Jacksonville 14 - Rochester 46 | (2-0)
Rochester had another big offensive showing in a route of Jacksonville on Friday. There was no mention of McMinn in any articles I could find.

Next Game: vs. Jersey - 09/10

Cole Fisher
W Burke 10 - Millard North 21 | (1-1)
Millard North ran for 318 yards in a Thursday night victory. No mentions of Fisher were found.

Next Game: vs. Omaha Central - 09/10

Jordan Walsh
W Glenbard West 21 - Downers Grove South 16 | (2-0)
Glenbard West, led by its offensive line, powered it's way to victory last Friday. The Hilltoppers two top rusher combined for 267 yards. This is the second week in a row that the O-line, led by Walsh, has been mentioned as a key reason for the win.

Next Game: at Hinsdale Central - 09/10

Melvin Gordon
W Bradford 48 - Stevens Point 17 | (2-0)
Gordon had an absolutely huge night for Bradford as the Red Devils ran over the number 2 ranked Stevens Point Panthers. With just 12 carries he ran for 291 yards and had touchdowns of 71, 56, 59, and 44 yards. He scored on both of his first two runs and ended the night averaging almost 25 yards per rush.

Next Game: vs. Park - 09/10

Torrey Campbell
L Barron Collier 7 - Immokalee 13 | (0-2)
Barron Collier fumbled away its hope to win this game on a 1st-and-goal from the 1-yard line. After going 9-2 last year and winning their division, Barron Collier is off to a bad start. Campbell did have an okay game though. He rushed the ball 7 times for 78 yards and the team's lone score that came late in the 4th quarter and was set up by a 90-yard kickoff return.

Next Game: vs. Choice Learning Academy - 09/10

John Raymon
L Father Judge 22 - Council Rock North 14 | (0-1)
Council Rock North lost its star running back to injury early in the game and never quite recovered. No mentions of Raymon were found.

Next Game: at Central Bucks South - 09/10

Did not play:
  • Mike Orloff & Marcus Grant - Lawrence Academy | Next Game: vs. Milton - 09/25

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