Register's Chris Cuellar looks at Iowa's top football prospects for the coming few seasons.
Notable performances among Iowa football commits from across the country last week…
Running back, Preble (Wis.)
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior continues to plow through defenders in Green Bay, taking 27 carries for 143 yards and a touchdown for Preble in Wisconsin’s Week 2. It was a lower total than his season-opening romp — 33 carries for 215 yards and two scores — but included a 57-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of a 31-26 win over Manitowoc.
Tyrone Tracy Jr.
Running back, Decatur Central (Ind.)
The oldest of three Tracys on the Hawks’ varsity roster is showing off his versatility and ability as an all-purpose back and future receiver through two weeks in Indianapolis. On the ground against visiting Perry Meridian, Tracy totaled 160 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown. He had even more big plays through the air, catching six passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
Cornerback, Cathedral Prep (Pa.)
The Hawkeyes appear to have a true playmaker in the unheralded Pennsylvania prospect who committed in June. Roberts had one tackle, one forced fumble and one interception — which he took back 61 yards for a touchdown — on defense in a 40-7 win. Roberts also caught one pass on offense and returned a punt, going over 100 all-purpose yards in just three touches in Week 1.
Lineman, Unity (Wis.)
The small-town Wisconsin offensive line prospect made his biggest impact in a 34-14 win over Owen-Withee on the defensive side of the ball. The 6-6, 260-pound Ince was credited with 10 tackles (four for loss) and two forced fumbles against the run-heavy visitors.
Linebacker, Iowa City West
The three-star senior flashed his athletic upside on both sides of the ball in a ranked road game at Southeast Polk. Doyle totaled six tackles, including a tight third-down stop for a loss, as an outside linebacker in the 37-27 win. His size and mobility stood out, even playing on a roster as athletic and deep as West’s. Doyle also had two catches for 70 yards as a tight end on offense. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect is still learning the position, but he showed the athleticism and physical prowess to finish blocks and get down the field as necessary.
Senior linebacker Dillon Doyle discusses the Trojans' victory over the Rams. Cody Goodwin/The Register
News and notes:
- Hawkeye fans in Illinois have a high school team to follow this season: Prairie Ridge from the northwest Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake. The defending Class 6A champions have two Iowa commits in offensive lineman Jeff Jenkins and receiver prospect Samson Evans, at quarterback. The Wolves won a tight opener against Cary-Grove, 7-6, with Evans accounting for Prairie Ridge’s only touchdown in a 22-yard carry, 105-yard rushing effort.
- Tight end recruit Anthony Torres has not played through two games for Penn High School in Mishikawa, Ind. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound prospect was slated to attend IMG Academy in Florida when he committed to the Hawkeyes in July, but ultimately began school in his hometown. Penn is 1-1 without Torres, who, according to Rivals, is out with an injury.
Who the Hawkeyes play, and when. Tyler Davis/The Register