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Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High School/CC Seth Benson LB 6-1 205 Fr. Sioux Falls, S.D. Washington Julius Brents DB 6-2 180 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. Warren Central Dallas Craddieth DB 6-0 197 Fr. St. Louis, Mo. Hazelwood Central (CRAD-ith) Dillon Doyle LB 6-3 215 Fr. Iowa City, Iowa West Samson Evans WR 6-1 205 Fr. Crystal Lake, Ill. Prairie Ridge Henry Geil (GILE) RB 6-1 215 Fr. Green Bay, Wis. Preble Cody Ince (INCE) OL 6-5 260 Fr. Balsam Lake, Wis. Unity Jeff Jenkins OL 6-4 270 Fr. Crystal Lake, Ill. Prairie Ridge D.J. Johnson DB 6-0 170 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. North Central Logan Klemp LB 6-3 210 Fr. Jewell, Iowa South Hamilton Tyler Linderbaum DL 6-2 270 Fr. Solon, Iowa Solon Calvin Lockett WR 6-2 170 Fr. Largo, Fla. Largo Jayden McDonald LB 6-1 220 Fr. Suwanee, Ga. North Gwinnett Kaevon Merriweather DB 6-2 195 Fr. Belleville, Mich. Belleville (KAY-vohn) Daviyon Nixon DL 6-5 295 So. Kenosha, Wis. Indian Trail (DAVE-ee-un) Spencer Petras QB 6-5 225 Fr. San Rafael, Calif. Marin Catholic (PEE-tris) Jack Plumb OL 6-8 250 Fr. Green Bay, Wis. Bay Port Nico Ragaini WR 6-0 185 Fr. East Haven, Conn. Notre Dame/Avon Old Farms (ruh-GAIN-ee) Terry Roberts DB 5-10 171 Fr. Erie, Pa. Cathedral Prep Noah Shannon DL 6-1 300 Fr. Aurora, Ill. Oswego Tyrone Tracy, Jr. WR 6-0 187 Fr. Camby, Ind. Decatur Central John Waggoner DL 6-5 245 Fr. Des Moines, Iowa Dowling
2018 Iowa Football Recruits
2018 Iowa Football Recruits
Iowa Football Recruits by Position Defensive Back (5) Julius Brents Dallas Craddieth D.J. Johnson Kaevon Merriweather Terry Roberts Defensive Line (4) Tyler Linderbaum Daviyon Nixon Noah Shannon John Waggoner Linebacker (4) Seth Benson Dillon Doyle Logan Klemp Jayden McDonald Offensive Line (3) Cody Ince Jeff Jenkins Jack Plumb Running Back (1) Henry Geil Wide Receiver (4) Samson Evans Calvin Lockett Nico Ragaini Tyrone Tracy, Jr. Quarterback (1) Spencer Petras
Iowa Football Recruits by State California (1) Spencer Petras Connecticut (1) Nico Ragaini Florida (1) Calvin Lockett Georgia (1) Jayden McDonald Illinois (3) Samson Evans Jeff Jenkins Noah Shannon Indiana (3) Julius Brents D.J. Johnson Tyrone Tracy, Jr. Iowa (4) Dillon Doyle Logan Klemp Tyler Linderbaum John Waggoner Michigan (1) Kaevon Merriweather Missouri (1) Dallas Craddieth Pennsylvania (1) Terry Roberts South Dakota (1) Seth Benson Wisconsin (4) Henry Geil Cody Ince Daviyon Nixon Jack Plumb
2018 Newcomer Bios
Seth Benson Linebacker 6-1, 205, Freshman Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington HS) High school honors – – Named South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior . . . first-team elite all-state as a junior and senior . . . first-team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as linebacker, quarterback and running back . . . ranks fourth all-time at Washington HS with 236 career tackles . . . helped prep team win three state championships, posting a threeyear record of 35-1, including a 34-game winning streak . . . recorded 105 tackles as a senior, with 13 tackles for loss, six sacks and four caused fumbles . . . team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball, track and baseball. Personal – – Born 7/27/99 . . . open major . . . earned academic all-state recognition with a 4.0 prep GPA . . . named Student of the Year as a freshman and junior . . . parents are JoElle and Chuck Benson . . . high school coach was Chad Stadem.
Julius Brents Defensive Back 6-2, 180, Freshman Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central HS) High school honors – – Earned first-team all-conference honors three straight years . . . named first-team all-county as a junior and senior . . . named to All-USA Central Indiana squad as a senior . . . Career – – Lettered as defensive back while helping prep team post 25-10 record over final three years . . . collected 18 tackles, one interception, and three pass break-ups as a senior . . . 20 tackles, two sacks, and three pass break-ups as a junior . . . recorded 25 tackles, two interceptions, and four pass break-ups as a sophomore . . . team captain as a senior . . . also participated for prep track team. Personal – – Born 1/18/2000 . . . sports management major . . . parents are Serena Fowlkes and Vontres Brents . . . high school coach was Jason West.
Dallas Craddieth (CRAD-ith) Defensive Back 6-0, 197, Freshman St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central HS) High school honors – – Named conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . first-team all-state as a senior . . . second-team all-state as a sophomore and junior . . . firstteam all-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior . . . second-team all-conference as a freshman . . . Newcomer of the Year as a freshman . . . Career – – Prep team advanced to state playoffs four straight years, posting four-year record of 41-7 . . . recorded 66 tackles as a senior, with one sack . . . recorded four reception for 56 yards, with one receiving touchdown and one rushing touchdown, along with six returns for 158 yards . . . as a junior recorded 78 tackles, with two sacks . . . 13 receptions for 458 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, with 16 returns for 292 yards . . . collected 44 tackles as a sophomore, with four interceptions . . . scored seven total touchdowns, with 19 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and 187 yards on returns . . . recorded 48 tackles and four interceptions as a freshman, with one touchdown . . . team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball and track. Personal – – Born 8/15/99 . . . open major . . . member of National Honor Society and prep Honor Roll . . . mother is Keyisha Watson . . . high school coach was Brent Chojnacki.
Dillon Doyle Linebacker 6-3, 215, Freshman Iowa City, Iowa (West HS) High school honors – – Finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior . . . preseason Butkus High School Watch List as a senior . . . named to All-Iowa Elite football team as a senior . . . district Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . first-team all-district as junior and senior . . . Career – – Two-year letterman as linebacker and tight end . . . helped prep team post two-year record of 22-4 in final two seasons, reaching state championship game each year . . . recorded 73 tackles as a senior, with 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, and three fumble recoveries . . . on offense recorded 19 receptions for 242 yards and four touchdowns, along with 28 yards on three punt returns . . . 85 tackles as a junior, with five tackles for loss, one sack, and one interception . . . had 12 receptions for 152 yards and three touchdowns as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . competed in high jump and sprints for prep track team.
2018 Newcomer Bios
Personal – – Born 4/19/2000 . . . open major . . . member of National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA throughout prep career . . . academic all-conference . . . parents are Tie and Chris Doyle . . . father is head strength and condition coach for Iowa football program . . . high school coach was Garrett Hartwig.
Samson Evans Wide Receiver 6-1, 205, Freshman Crystal Lake, Ill. (Prairie Ridge HS) High school honors – – Named Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, and Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News-Gazette, and Northwest Herald Player of the Year as a senior . . . earned first-team all-state and all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . named to Northwest Herald All-Area team three straight seasons . . . all-conference and all-state honorable mention as a sophomore . . . Career – – four-year football letterman while playing quarterback, wide receiver, and linebacker, along with returning kicks and punts . . . helped prep team win back-to-back state titles (28-0) as a junior and senior . . . career rushing total ranks seventh in state history . . . holds school records for career rushing yards (6,386), career rushing touchdowns (111), career passing touchdowns (31), and career touchdowns (155) . . . career rushing touchdowns ranks third best in state history . . . rushed for 2,092 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior, with 610 passing yards, eight scoring passes, and two kick return touchdowns . . . rushed for 2,211 yards and 42 touchdowns as a junior, with 814 passing yards and 14 touchdowns, with two kick return touchdowns . . . rushed for 1,929 yards and 28 touchdowns as a sophomore, while passing for 723 yards and nine touchdowns, with three kick return touchdowns . . . as a freshman rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, totaled 296 receiving yards and three touchdowns, and had three kick return touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . two-year letterman in track while competing in long jump and sprints. Personal – – Born 10/15/99 . . . open major . . . parents are Nancy and Matt Evans . . . high school teammate of Jeff Jenkins . . . high school coach was Chris Schremp.
Henry Geil (GILE) Running Back 6-1, 215, Freshman Green Bay, Wis. (Preble HS) High school honors – – Earned first-team all-conference and all-region honors as a senior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a junior . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as running back and linebacker . . . ranks second all-time at Preble HS career in rushing attempts, yards (2,119), and touchdowns (32) . . . team advanced to state playoffs three straight seasons . . . rushed for 1,335 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 6.6 yards per carry . . . 131 rushing attempts for 784 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior . . . recorded 12 receptions for 195 yards as a sophomore . . . as a ninth grader rushed for 1,586 yards and 13 touchdowns . . . team captain for three years . . . also earned two letters in both baseball and track. Personal – – Born 7/1/2000 . . . communications major . . . state forensic champion . . . member of Diversity Leadership Club for three years, serving as president as a senior . . . three-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . Team Leadership Award . . . parents are Mary Schils and LeRoy Geil . . . high school coach was Timothy Larsen.
Cody Ince (INCE) Offensive Line 6-5, 250, Freshman Balsam Lake, Wis. (Unity HS) High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors on offense and honorable mention recognition on defense as a senior . . . first-team all-conference on both offense and defense as a junior and senior . . . all-region defensive end as a junior . . . honorable mention all-conference on defense as a freshman . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman . . . helped team reach third level of playoffs as a junior and senior, while winning nine games as a sophomore and senior . . . recorded 65 solo tackles and 36 assists as a senior, with 21 tackles for loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, and one recovered fumble . . . 40 solo stops and 72 assists as a junior, with 19 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown . . . as a sophomore collected 23 solo tackles and 64 assists, with one tackle for loss . . . 32 tackles as a freshman . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . four-year letterman in baseball and three-year letterman in basketball.
2018 Newcomer Bios
Personal – – Born 12/18/99 . . . engineering major . . . earned academic all-state honors . . . parents are Tammy and Marty Ince . . . high school coach was Cory Nelson.
Jeff Jenkins Offensive Line 6-4, 270, Freshman Crystal Lake, Ill. (Prairie Ridge HS) High school honors – – Named to Champaign NewsGazette all-state team as a senior . . . named to Northwest Herald All-Area team for three straight seasons . . . earned first-team all-state and all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . all-conference and all-state honorable mention as a sophomore . . . earned all-conference honors as a freshman . . . Career – – Four-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman . . . helped prep team post 28-0 record while winning state titles in junior and senior seasons . . . team posted 11-2 record as a sophomore . . . recorded 39 tackles as a senior, including eight tackles for loss, four sacks, and one interception . . . 38 tackles as a junior, with one tackle for loss and six sacks . . . 26 tackles as a sophomore, with six tackles for loss and five sacks . . . offensive unit averaged over 4.9 yards per rushing attempt for three straight seasons . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . two-year track letterman in shot put. Personal – – Born 6/7/2000. . . business major . . . parents are Jean and John Jenkins . . . high school teammate of Samson Evans . . . high school coach was Chris Schremp.
D.J. Johnson Defensive Back 6-0, 170, Freshman Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central HS) High school honors – – Earned first-team all-conference and all-county honors as a junior and senior . . . named Most Valuable Defensive Back as a senior . . . first-team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also lettered in basketball as member of prep team ranked first in the state and 25th nationally. Personal – – Born 11/27/98. . . open major . . . mother is Lashanda Santiago . . . high school coach was Kevin O’Shea.
Logan Klemp Linebacker 6-3, 210, Freshman Jewell, Iowa (South Hamilton HS) High school honors – – Named prep team Most Valuable Player for three straight years . . . named the Class 1A Player of the Year as a senior by the Iowa Football Coaches Association (IFCA) . . . named Ames Tribune Player of the Year as a senior . . . earned first-team all-state honors, district MVP honors on defense, and first-team all-district honors as a senior . . . second-team all-state linebacker and first-team alldistrict running back as a junior, while being named to Ames Tribune All-Area team . . . second-team all-district running back as a sophomore . . . second-team all-district linebacker as a freshman, while being named to Ames Tribune All-Area team . . . Career – – Played linebacker, running back and receiver while earning four letters . . . helped team reach state playoffs as a senior with 8-2 overall record . . . holds school records for rushing yards in a game (294) and career scoring . . . recorded 82.5 tackles as a senior, including 12 tackles for loss and six sacks, to go with two interceptions . . . rushed 188 times for 1,260 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, with 11 receptions for 131 yards and one touchdown . . . completed only pass attempt as a senior for 34-yard touchdown . . . recorded 52 tackles as a junior, with 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and two recovered fumbles . . . rushed for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, with 218 receiving yards and two touchdowns . . . collected 60 tackles as a sophomore, including 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, with one interception . . . rushed for 712 yards and four touchdowns . . . as a freshman recorded 10.5 tackles, including four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and six interceptions, with one touchdown . . . collected 11 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman . . . four-year letterman in basketball and track . . . placed seventh in state in the shot put as a junior . . . team captain for final three prep seasons. Personal – – Born 8/4/99 . . . elementary education major . . . earned Academic All-District honors as a junior and senior . . . Academic All-State as a senior . . . Rotary Leadership Club as a senior . . . named to prep Honor Roll four straight years . . . parents are Amy and Corey Klemp . . . high school coach was his father, Corey Klemp.
2018 Newcomer Bios
Tyler Linderbaum Defensive Line 6-2, 270, Freshman Solon, Iowa (Solon HS) High school honors – – Named U.S. Army All-American as a senior . . . named to All-Iowa Elite football team as a senior . . . district defensive MVP as a junior and senior . . . earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as offensive lineman as a junior and senior . . . first-team all-district as a sophomore . . . Career – – three-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman . . . team won district title as a junior and senior, while posting three-year record of 26-8 . . . recorded 37 tackles as a senior, with three tackles for loss and two sacks . . . recorded 44 tackles as a junior, with 28 solos, and seven tackles for loss, three sacks, and a fumble recovery . . . as a sophomore recorded 27.5 tackles, with six tackles for loss and four sacks . . . team captain as a senior . . . also earned four letters in baseball and three in wrestling and track . . . posted 53-10 wrestling mark as a junior, placing fifth in state tournament at heavyweight . . . qualified for Drake Relays in the shot put with a personal best of 54 feet as a junior . . . also plays baseball, ranking among team leaders in runs and hits as a junior. Personal – – Born 4/7/2000 . . . open major . . . parents are Lisa and Todd Linderbaum . . . high school coach was Kevin Miller.
Calvin Lockett Wide Receiver 6-2, 170, Freshman Largo, Fla. (Largo HS) High school honors – – Earned all-state honors as a senior . . . Career – – Played both wide receiver and defensive back, helping lead team to 8-3 record as a senior . . . recorded 13 receptions for 425 yards as a senior . . . 369 yards on 11 receptions as a junior . . . collected eight receptions for 256 yards as a sophomore . . . team captain as a senior. Personal – – Born 5/10/2000 . . . business major . . . grandmother is Patricia Green . . . high school coach was former Iowa defensive back Marcus Paschal.
Jayden McDonald Linebacker 6-1, 220, Freshman Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett HS) High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state, all-region and all-county honors as a senior . . . named first-team all-state by Atlanta Touchdown Club . . . named Gwinnett Daily Post Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . Career – – Helped prep team earn first-ever state title as a senior, winning 14 straight games after opening the season with a three-point loss . . . recorded 100 tackles as a senior, with 60 solo stops and 40 assists, including 12 tackles for loss and 12 sacks . . . recorded four interceptions and scored four touchdowns, while causing three fumbles and recovering two fumbles . . . rushed for 1,825 yards and passed for 1,825 yards as a senior . . . holds individual single-season school records for most defensive touchdowns (4) and tackles for loss (96) . . . team also set single-season school records for defensive touchdowns (10) and sacks (60.5) . . . team captain and Most Valuable Player as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball and track. Personal – – Born 11/28/99 . . . business major . . . parents are Kristi McDonald and Jason McDonald . . . high school coach was Bill Stewart.
Kaevon Merriweather (KAY-vohn) Defensive Back 6-2, 195, Freshman Belleville, Michigan (Belleville HS) High school honors – – Earned second-team all-conference honors and was defensive Player of the Year as a junior . . . Career – – Two-year letterman as defensive back . . . attended Romulus HS prior to attending Belleville HS as a senior . . . helped prep teams advance to state playoffs as a junior (Romulus) and senior (Belleville), as team posted 11-1 mark as a senior . . . recorded 43 solo tackles and seven assists as a senior, with four tackles for loss and one sack . . . collected 34 tackles as a junior, with eight tackles for loss, and six pass break-ups . . . also competed in basketball and track as a prep. Personal – – Born 12/20/99 . . . business management and marketing major . . . earned Honor Roll recognition every semester for four years . . . earned Certificate of Academic Achievement for maintaining 3.0 GPA . . . mother is LaTanya Franklin . . . high school coach was Jermain Crowell.
2018 Newcomer Bios
Daviyon Nixon (DAVE-ee-un) Defensive Line 6-5, 295, Sophomore Kenosha, Wis. (Indian Trail HS) Iowa Western Community College Hawk Item – – Played one season at Iowa Western Junior College and will join Iowa program for spring semester. Junior college – – Second-team all-conference in only season at Iowa Western . . . recorded 44 tackles, with nine tackles for loss and five sacks in helping team post 11-1 record and earn invitation to Graphic Edge Bowl . . . junior college coach was Scott Stromeyer. High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state and allconference honors as a senior . . . named Most Improved as a junior and senior . . . earned Coaches Hustle Award as a junior and senior . . . second-team all-conference as a junior . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as tackle and end . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs for three straight years . . . recorded 45 tackles in eight games as a senior, with eight tackles for loss, six sacks, four forced fumbles, and seven pass break-ups . . . collected 56 tackles in nine games as a junior, with 10 tackles for loss, nine sacks, five forced fumbles, and six pass break-ups . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also four-year letterman in basketball. Personal – – Born 12/13/98 . . . criminal justice major . . . parents are Danielle and Rodney Nixon and Chwanda and Kacey Frierson-Nixon . . . high school coach was Mike McKay.
Spencer Petras (PEE-tris) Quarterback 6-5, 225, Freshman San Rafael, Calif. (Marin Catholic HS) High school honors – – Named Metro Player of the Year and conference Player of the Year as a senior . . . team Most Valuable Player as a senior . . . first-team all-conference and team offensive MVP as a junior . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman . . . helped prep team post three-year mark of 35-5 while participating in state playoffs all three seasons . . . holds school records for passing yards in a game (502) and season (4,157) . . . passing touchdowns in a game (5) and season (50), and single-game completion percentage (100 percent) . . . records for season yards and season touchdowns previously held by current NFL quarterback Jared Goff . . . completed 199-of-312 pass attempts (63.8%) as a senior,
passing for 4,157 yards and 50 touchdowns, with two interceptions . . . also rushed for 223 yards and nine touchdowns . . . passed for 502 yards and four touchdowns in leading team to 59-56 win in Section Championship as a senior . . . completed 172-of-305 attempts (56%) as a junior, passing for 3,036 yards and 33 touchdowns, with eight interceptions . . . also rushed for 310 yards and seven touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . also earned four letters in track, competing in sprints, hurdles, and shot put. Personal – – Born 11/18/99 . . . open major . . . parents are Sarah and Adam Petras . . . high school coach was Mazi Moayed.
Jack Plumb Offensive Line 6-8, 250, Freshman Green Bay, Wis. (Bay Port HS) High school honors – – Honorable mention all-state as a senior . . . earned first-team all-conference and all-region honors as a senior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a junior . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman at tight end . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs four straight years, with four-year record of 41-6 . . . five receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns as a senior . . . 10 receptions for 200 yards and five touchdowns as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . also a four-year basketball letterman and earned two letters in track. Personal – – Born 12/26/99 . . . sports management major . . . parents are Susie and John Plumb . . . high school coach was Gary Westerman.