Football Receives 31 Commitments For 2016

first_img Dustin Anthony OL 6-0 280 Edmond, Okla. Edmond Santa Fe Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School Named Oklahoma 6A-1 Player of the Year, Tulsa World State Championship Player of the Game, Tulsa World first team all-state. Led Jenks High School to its fourth consecutive 6-A State Championship Recorded 2,853 yards passing with 35 touchdowns and completed 69 percent of his pass in 2015. 2016 Drake Football Commitments –  2015 Highlights Jacob Bacon OL 6-5 299 Hastings, Minn. Hastings Named first team all-conference and academic all-state                           Daeonte Calvert DB 5-11 175 Broken Arrow, Okla. Tulsa Union Jack Borvan DL 6-1 221 Plainfield, Ill. Oswego East Led Catholic Memorial to a WIAA Division 3 Runner-up finish Earned all-conference and all-area honors as a quarterback Named first team all-state punter by the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.      Cade Gilbert (OL, 6-1, 267, Lincolnshire, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) Mitch McFarlane WR 6-3 175 Fond du Lac, Wis. Winnebago Lutheran Acad. Gavin Dineen DL 6-2 265 Algonquin, Ill. Marian Central Catholic Kolby Jensen WR 5-11 165 Ballard, Iowa Huxley Will Warner (DB, 6-2, 189, Pella, Iowa/Pella Community) Ross Kennedy K/P 5-9 165 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Washington Senior Isaiah Skinner RB 5-8 173 Glendale Heights, Ill. Glenbard West Named Des Moines Register 2015 first team all-state 3A and Iowa Newspaper Association first team all-state. Recorded 99 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks.                    Named second team all-state and first team all-metro, all-district and all-conference. Recorded 141 tackles, 15 sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior.     Jacob Clay (Athlete, 5-8, 175, Brentwood, Mo./Brentwood) Received first team all-district honors Recorded 47 tackles with seven sacks and three forced fumbles            Named first team all-state and all-district Rushed for 1,971 yards with 43 touchdowns  Evan Downes DL 6-4 215 Tiffin, Iowa Clear Creek Amana Zack Clark OL 6-3 271 Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hoffman Estates Will Warner DB 6-2 189 Pella, Iowa Pella Community Tom Pugh (TE, 6-3, 215, Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City) Daeonte Calvert (DB, 5-11, 175, Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow) Named first team all-district and all-conference and also was a second team all-conference long snapper. Helped lead Edmond Santa Fe to the state semifinals in 2015. Patrick Carr (LB, 6-2, 220, Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln Way East) Named first team all-area. Recorded 45 tackles and two sacks.              Named first team All-Wisconsin Little Ten defense and offense. Tallied 47 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks Christian Harmon DB 5-10 175 Omaha, Neb. Fremont  William Purdom (WR, 5-10, 175, Glen Ellyn, Ill./Saint Francis) Named first team all-conference and all-area. Recorded 99 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss as a senior.     Marko Ristic K/P 6-0 195 Willowbrook, Ill. Hinsdale South Named 2015 West Suburban Silver Conference Offensive Player of the Year Earned all-conference and led Glenbard West to a 2015 Class 7A State Championship                             John Clark LB 5-11 195 Clarinda, Iowa Clarinda High School Tom Pugh TE 6-3 215 Iowa City, Iowa Iowa City Ian Malaby (DB, 6-0, 185, Mechanicsville, Iowa/North Cedar Comm.) Ross Kennedy (K/P, 5-9, 165, Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington Senior) Jacob Bacon (OL, 6-5, 299, Hastings, Minn./Hastings) Cade Gilbert OL 6-1 267 Lincolnshire, Ill. Adlai E. Stevenson Ian Malaby DB 6-0 185 Mechanicsville, Iowa North Cedar Comm. Named first team all-conference and all-region wide receiver and second team all-conference defensive back. Caught 39 passes for 853 yards and nine touchdowns.                           Alex Bray (QB, 6-2, 175, Muskego, Wis./Catholic Memorial) Jacob Hardy DL 6-3 218 Adel, Iowa Adel-Desoto-Minburn Named second team all-state by the Illinois High School Coaches Association, first team all-area by the Daily Herald and first team all-area by Kane County Preps. Was a Chicago Catholic League All-Conference honoree. Recorded 1,054 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.       center_img Mitch McFarlane (WR, 6-3, 175, Fond du Lac, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran Academy) Named first team all-conference in football, wrestling and track as a junior. Selected as team captain as a senior.            Isaiah Skinner (RB, 5-8, 173, Glendale Heights, Ill./Glenbard West) Malik James DB 5-8 170 Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill Gavin Dineen (DL, 6-2, 265, Algonquin, Ill./Marian Central Catholic) Named second team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association Recorded 81 tackles and an interception to go with 310 rushing yards and 730 yards receiving.              Print Friendly Version Cooper Nunley (QB, 5-11, 180, Jenks, Okla./Jenks) Collin Seymour DB 5-11 165 Peosta, Iowa Dubuque Senior Jacob Clay Ath 5-8 175 Brentwood, Mo. Brentwood High School Named Globe Gazette all-area and first team all-district. Received academic all-state honors.              William Purdom WR 5-10 175 Glen Ellyn, Ill. Saint Francis Named first team all-state wide receiver and defensive back. Recorded 39 tackles and four interceptions. Helped lead Pella to a 3A State championship. Taylor Murph RB 5-10 180 Omaha, Neb. Ralston Seth Krueger LB 6-0 207 Norridge, Ill. Ridgewood  Christian Harmon (DB, 5-10, 175, Omaha, Neb./Fremont) Cooper Nunley QB 5-11 180 Jenks, Okla. Jenks Malik James (DB, 5-8, 170, Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill) Earned all-conference and academic all-state honors. Tallied 16 pass breakups and two interceptions. Victor Jergens (LB, 6-1, 240, Webster City, Iowa/Webster City) Chris Evans DL 6-5 250 Jackson, Wis. Slinger Shane Feller WR 6-4 179 Charles City, Iowa Charles City Averaged 36 yards per punt on 33 attempts and placed 17 punts inside the 20 yard line. Named Team Most Improved Player. Seth Krueger (LB, 6-0, 207, Norridge, Ill./Ridgewood)Jacob Lewis (LB, 6-0, 201, Kansas City, Mo./Staley High School) Chris Evans (DL, 6-5, 250, Jackson, Wis./Slinger) Shane Feller (WR, 6-4, 179, Charles City, Iowa/Charles City) Victor Jergens LB 6-1 240 Webster City, Iowa Webster City Named first team all-area and all-conference. Garnered honorable mention all-state honors. Selected to the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.           Recorded 929 yards rushing with 10 TDs in 2015 Named 2015 All-ITG by              Taylor Murph (RB, 5-10, 180, Omaha, Neb./Ralston) Jacob Hardy (DL, 6-3, 218, Adel, Iowa/Adel-Desoto-Minburn) Collin Seymour (DB, 5-11, 165, Peosta, Iowa/Dubuque Senior) Received second team all-area and first team all-conference honors in 2015. Named academic all-state in 2015. Tallied 73 tackles with 15 being for a loss. Riley Ruhuba TE 6-3 225 Bloomington, Ill. Normal Named second team all-district. Received the team motor award.   Jack Borvan (DL, 6-1, 221, Plainfield, Ill./Oswego East) Caught 15 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. Finished his career with 39 receptions for 745 yards and eight touchdowns. Ben Mawdsley OL 6-4 260 Algona, Iowa Algona Named 4A District 8 Defensive Player of the Year Garnered first team all-state honors Recorded 46 tackles and six interceptions     Patrick Carr LB 6-2 220 Frankfort, Ill. Lincoln Way East Alex Bray QB 6-2 175 Muskego, Wis. Catholic Memorial Dustin Anthony (OL, 6-0, 280, Edmond, Okla./Edmond Santa Fe)               DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team has received commitments from 31 student-athletes to join the Bulldogs for the 2016 season, third-year head coach Rick Fox announced Wednesday to open the signing period.”This is a big day for over 30 young men, who have made the commitment to be Drake Bulldogs. It’s a big day because they are committing the next four-plus years to be a part of our football program, be a part of Drake University and to become the kind of impact men that we challenge them to be,” Fox said. “They chose Drake because at Drake they can get a Division I football experience and an uncompromised education.”The 30 student-athletes that will continue their academic and athletic careers hail from those seven states, including Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Thirteen of the newcomers are projected as offensive players while 16 are defenders plus two specialist.”We attract students from all over the country but especially the heart of the country. We are very proud of the 10 Iowa guys that make up this class but we got some great football players from the neighboring states as well,” Fox said.The 2016 commitments join a program that has laid claim to two of the last five Pioneer Football League championships. The Bulldogs are slated to return three all-PFL selections from the 2015 season in which the team posted a 5-6 record.2016 Drake Football Commitments Jacob Lewis LB 6-0 201 Kansas City, Mo. Staley High Schoollast_img read more