Iowa Commitment Update: Part #2

Get the latest on Austin Blythe, Cole Fisher, Riley McMinn, Jake Duzey, and Mike Orloff


Mike Orloff- As HawkeyeInside.com reported earlier before, Orloff and Lawrence Academy are just too good. They have had a team forfeit due to "undisclosed reasons," but everyone assumed it was due the quality of players the Spartans have. The Iowa commitment is the centerpiece of the Lawrence offense as a dual-threat quarterback. Orloff has only thrown the ball 62 times in seven games, but has completed 42 of his passes for 729 yards and 10 touchdowns. On the ground, he's averaging 14.35 yards per carry, rushing the ball 30 times for 425 yards. The Spartans final regular game of the season is this Friday, where they will look to finish the year 8-0 before heading into the playoffs.


Cole Fisher- Fisher has been one of the hardest Iowa commitments to get a hold of, and finding stats on the senior is even tougher. We should get a better idea once his season is officially over and his coaching staff is more likely to talk. Millard North is 9-2 on the year and is in the third round (semi-finals) of the Nebraska Class A playoffs, after winning their first two games by a combined score of 66-10. Saturday night, the Mustangs will take on Burke in a rematch of their second game of the season. Millard North also won that game 21-10.


Riley McMinn- Rochester is a perfect 11-0 on the season and will play in the Illinois 4A quarter-finals on the Saturday against 9-2 Notre Dame (Quincy, IL). The top ranked Rochester won their first two playoff games by a combined score of 102-9. McMinn, who plays defensive end and a little tight end, is near the top of his team in sacks. HI is being very respectful of these young men who are finishing out their senior seasons. We will start finding out stats and numbers after the year.



Duzey showed his versatility this season, putting up nice numbers on offense and defense
Jake Duzey- The senior tight end's final year in high school didn't exactly go as he hoped, but the Iowa commitment put up great individual numbers. On the season, he recorded 38 catches for 629 yards and four touchdowns. An average of almost 70 yards per game. The Red Hawks finished the year 3-6, losing four out of their last five games. Duzey also lined up in the backfield at times, recording 34 rushing attempts for 147 yards. Duzey is being told by the Iowa coaching staff that they would like to see him at tight end, but the senior could play on defense if he had to. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder recorded six sacks to go along with 21 tackles this season from the defensive end position. He also had three fumble recoveries.


Austin Blythe- The senior wanted nothing more than to get the opportunity to play defending three-time 2A champion Solon again in the Iowa playoffs. Blythe's Williamsburg team's only blemish during the regular season was to the Spartans, but the Raiders couldn't overcome experience once again last night. Williamsburg fell 19-0, ending their season at 10-2 overall.


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