Boyden Hull/Rock Valley player eyes Iowa State

Chase Hurtig and his parents made the 4 1/2 hour treck from the northwest corner of Iowa to Ames to view an ISU practice first hand.

Boyden Hull/Rock Valley's Chase Hurtig got a sneak peak at a competitive college football practice when he attended Iowa State's practice a couple weeks ago.


Hurtig plays both defensive end and tight end for the 2A Nighthawks, where he was second on the squad in tackles with 74 and sacks with five.


"I just came [to Ames] for recruiting and I'm hoping I can play some ball down there next fall," he said.


The 6-foot-3, 220 pounder said he'd consider Iowa State one of his top college choices.


"Iowa State and Iowa are the two big ones [recruiting me], but I think Iowa State is more like home," Hurtig said.


Growing up Hurtig said he was inclined to cheer for the black and gold.


"I was really more of a Hawkeye fan," he said. "My brother went to law school at Iowa but once the recruiting process started I came down to football camp here and I really liked it here."


Last season Boyden Hull/Rock Valley finished the season 5-4, but Hurtig said things are looking up this season. He recently began playing nose guard.


"We have eight of our 11 defensive starters back so we should be pretty tough," he said.

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