Here in central Iowa, football talent is seemingly in every direction. This year expects to be no different. With football season officially underway this week, we offer a list here of 20 players worth watching during the Iowa high school football season. Some of these names, you may already know. Others, you will soon.
The 6-foot-5, pounder will be a Michigan man, however, and a big problem for 5A Metro East opponents this fall.
Henry Blackburn, Sr. Cade Bruckman, Sr. Brian Crespo, Sr. Jaylin Graham, Sr. Yes, even Bama.
Sam Hart, Jr. Tanner Hollens, Sr. Jordan Jackson, Sr. He is also a darn good football player, period. Q Jones, Jr.
As a sophomore, he ran for 1, yards and 18 touchdowns. Adam Karas, Sr.
Aidan Keanaaina, Sr. A year ago, he had 69 tackles, 12 for a loss.
Kaiden Keefe, Sr. After hauling in 40 catches for yards and nine TDs last season, Air Force sent an offer his way. Justin Lohrenz, Sr. As a junior, he racked up Army, Air Force and Wyoming are all in the mix to acquire his services. Others are likely soon to follow. Chase Lopez, Sr. Nicco Marchiol, So.
After throwing for 1, yards and seven TDs as a freshman. Max Marsh, Sr. A move up to the wildly competitive 5A Metro East will provide a much bigger challenge, and potentially greater rewards.
Nick Miles, Sr. Miles, a Wyoming recruit, did both last season in Year 1 of the Jeff Ketron era.
Kyle Moretti, Sr. A year ago, he had 77 tackles, including five for a loss. Elijah Olson, Sr.
The three-year starter is a student of the game — as his 4. Chase Penry, Jr. Ty Robinson, Jr. A basketball scholarship offer from Minnesota is already on the table. Roger Rosengarten, Sr. The 6-foot-7, pounder is one of three consensus four-star seniors in Colorado.
Jake Rubley, Jr. As a sophomore, he passed for 1, yards and 20 TDs with only five interceptions. Obasanjo Sanni, Sr. With all but one starter returning from that Buffaloes squad — including the entire offensive line — look for more of the same for Sanni.
Gavin Sawchuk, So. Noah Schmidt, Jr. Jack Seavall, Sr. An offer from Northern Colorado is out there. Braden Siders, Sr. The high-motor Wyoming commit will be coming from all angles, just as he did a year ago when he had 7.
Cameron Smith, Sr. Sanjay Strickland, Sr. Crazy athletic with a inch vertical leap, he may become a household name soon enough. Kaleb Tischler, Sr.
Arden Walker, Jr.