"Ben is a four sport athlete here at Kennedy, and I know that is what schools like about him. He is a key performer on the basketball team, throws shot and discus in track, and our baseball coach believes he is a divison one baseball player if elects to go that route," said Lewis.
Ben, however, has his sights set on playing football, and even considered giving up baseball this summer. That was until he heard from Iowa Hawkeye assistant Reese Morgan.
"Coach Morgan told Ben he needs to go out for baseball as the state has been hurting from kids worrying too much about football camps rather than their own team. The main thing Iowa likes about Ben is his versatility and the athleticism he showcases in playing all four sports," stated Lewis.
Both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones have shown strong interest in Ben Lamaak, who as a junior, caught 26 receptions for 384 yards and eight touchdowns in only seven games. On defense, tallied 25 tackles (10 solo), three for a loss, four sacks, and one fumble recovery.
One other program that has begun to express interest in Lamaak is the Oklahoma Sooners.
"I got a call from one of their assitants, Casey Glenn, who coached at South Dakota last year," added Lewis. "He stopped by the high school last fall, and now that he is in Norman, he wants me to send down some film of Ben for the OU coaches to check out."
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Dolan has received strong interest thus far from Iowa State, and also has heard a bit from Iowa.
"Luke has an incredible nose for the ball," said head coach Tim Lewis. "He is a coach's dream as you will not find a finer young man off the field. He is agressive, closes on the ball real well, and is very smart in the angles he pursues."
"He is so intense on the field as when he comes over to the huddle, I know he is listening to me, but he is in his own world at that time. You can look into his eyes to see how passionate he is about the game. He is another four sport athlete for us here at Kennedy."
As a junior, Luke Dolan tallied 108 tackles (34 solo), four for a loss, and one sack.
Mike Morio (6'2 220 4.9) has not begun to receive much interest to this point, but was the conference's leading tackler in 2004 tallying 126 tackles (25 solo), four for a loss, and one sack.