On a hot and humid Saturday night,
some future Iowa Staters shined in the Shriners North/South All-Star game at
Jack Trice Stadium. Cyclone fans in attendance caught a glimpse of a couple
signees who should contribute in the very near future for
James Smith, from
Before the first quarter ended James had tallied 40 yards on five carries. After sitting the second quarter James did return in the third, but struggled to regain his early form; he finished the game with 13 carries for 48 yards.
"The offensive line was in a rhythm in the first quarter," Smith said. "It was tough to sit and come back and try to regain that rhythm."
James had a very impressive five yard run, where he brushed off five tacklers before being brought down by his face mask.
"I've been working out with Brett Myer and Todd Blythe over the summer and it's really helped in learning what it will take to play at the next level," Smith said. "Officially, high school is over and now its time to step it up to have a chance to contribute."
With his personality, muscular build, and his style of play James really reminded both of us of Ellis Hobbs.
Levi Kanwischer, a wide receiver
Levi also struggled with the rotation as he dropped a couple balls late in the game.
"It was a great feeling to have
such a good start but I felt bad not getting a couple of those balls in the
second half," he said. "I'm looking forward to being given a great chance to
Levi runs great routes and does an exceptional job of catching the ball with his hands. He has all the physical attributes to be an outstanding wide out at the Division I level.
Justin Gross, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn HS, also had a great night as he awarded the Defensive MVP award for the North. The 6-foot-4, 240 pound defensive end finished with five total tackles and two tackles for loss.
player that will be attending
Other players that are coming to
Logan McGee, from
Tyson Unkrich, a quarterback from
Matt Berg (6-foot-4, 250 pounds
Aurelia HS), Jake Leazer (6-foot-3 265 pounds Fairfield HS), and Mike Knapp
(6-foot-4 255 pounds
Non-ISU players that impressed
Travis Rhone, a running back from
Kicker Nathan Rausa from Waterloo Columbus kicked an impressive 50 yard field goal. Mark and I want to know why it is always the opposing players kicking the impressive field goals at Jack Trice?
Pat Angerer, as much as we hate to
say it, did look good making 13 tackles and winning the defensive MVP award for
the South. However, his