Endres dominates his Class 3A competition, and his athleticism and versatility project very well at the next level. Wochit
Weight: 285 pounds
Position: Offensive tackle
Key stats: Last season, Endres protected the blind side for a quarterback who threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns. But Endres played left guard in addition to tackle, serving as Norwalk's best run-blocker and pass-protector.
Why he’s one of the Iowa Eight
Endres caught early recruiting attention with his size and varsity production, but his power and versatility have made him one of the best offensive lineman prospects in the Midwest. He drew rave reviews from Iowa's big man camp in June.
Norwalk utilizes Endres in a variety of ways on offense. His main assignment is protecting his quarterback's blind side, but he also mauls Class 3A competition as a run-blocker. He moves well for his size and can block effectively in space.
Endres, a consensus four-star prospect, is also a tremendous athlete. He's the starting post for Nowalk's basketball team and throws with the track and field team, earning second place in discus at this year's state meet.
Endres committed to Iowa last June over offers from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa State. His recruitment could have surged after the Wisconsin offer, but Endres chose the Hawkeyes five days after receiving the Badgers made their push.
Meet the Register's Iowa Eight
- Cedar Falls linebacker Jack Campbell
- Ridge View offensive tackle Ezra Miller
- Lewis Central quarterback Max Duggan
- Southeast Polk running back Gavin Williams
- Waverly-Shell Rock defensive end Mosai Newsom
- Clear Creek Amana defensive end T.J. Bollers
- Cedar Rapids Xavier offensive lineman Josh Volk
"He's not just a big, lumbering guy. He can obviously get around at that size. They ask him to make some blocks in space and he can do that. I'm interested to see what Iowa does with him at the next level. He can probably play right tackle or maybe even guard with the way that he run blocks."
— Allen Trieu,247Sports Midwest recruiting analyst
Other announced Iowa eight players:
- Ridge View OT Ezra Miller might be nimblest 305-pounder in the Midwest
- Cedar Falls LB Jack Campbell combines formidable length and power
- Lewis Central QB Max Duggan has proven to be the real deal
What is the Iowa Eight?
The Iowa Eight is the Register’s preseason list of the eight best football prospects in the state, weighing past performance and future projection. Incoming freshmen through seniors are eligible. Selections are based on Register staff observations and consultation with high school, college and scouting contacts. The Register will have additional Iowa Eight lists for key prep boys’ and girls’ sports throughout the year.
Matthew Bain covers college football and basketball recruiting for the Des Moines Register. He also helps with Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball coverage for HawkCentral and Cyclone Insider. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.