Union's Dynamic Duo

Wes Burnside and Trev Hadachek are powering La Porte City Union High football team this fall. College coaches are taking notice.

La Porte City, Iowa residents are quite familiar with the Union High dynamic duo of Wes Burnside and Trev Hadachek. College coaches are getting to know the stars of the Knights offensive backfield.

Burnside will visit Iowa this weekend for its season-opener against Tennessee Tech. Hadachek will head to Ames, where Iowa State kicks off the 2011 season against UNI. They are scheduled to be at Iowa together for the Oct. 15th night game against Northwestern.

"Wes has really opened up a lot of things for me," said Hadachek, a Class of 2013 prospect, a year behind Burnside. "We're good friends. We ride to school together every day and have been playing football together since the third grade."

In addition to the three in-state schools, Minnesota and South Dakota State also are contacting both players. They plan to visit the Golden Gophers and Iowa State in addition to the Hawkeyes this fall.

"I know they like me a lot," Burnside said of Iowa. "They've told me to be patient. I'm just going to be patient and see what happens."

Burnside (5-foot-9, 195 pounds) said the Hawkeyes have told him that they are recruiting him as a running back. He has played safety as well in high school.

Burnside said he most recently ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. He reports a top time of 4.5.

Minnesota was impressed with Burnside when it got him in camp, he said.

"Their running backs coach (Brian Anderson) told me he would try to make it to one of my games this season," Burnside said. "I felt really good about that."

Iowa State is looking at Burnside to play safety, he said. Northern Iowa is interested in him as a running back.

While Burnside awaits his first scholarship offer, Eastern Illinois extended a full ride opportunity to Hadachek this summer, he said. The coach's son has excelled at quarterback as a prep. College coaches have told him he's likely a receiver or defensive back for them.

"I just want to play at the highest level I can," Hadachek said. "I'd love to play at Iowa. I'd love to play at Iowa State. Wherever I can, just the highest level possible."

Hadachek tried to jump start his recruitment by sending out his sophomore film to as many schools as possible last November.

"I got a lot more feedback than I thought I would," he said. "Things are going really well."

Hadachek (5-11, 170) reports a 100 time of 11.06 and a 40 of 4.5.

While Hadachek has time on his side, Burnside tries to stay calm and wait for his opportunity.

"It's hard to be patient, especially with people asking me if I have offers or why I don't," he said. "It's hard to answer that question. I'm just trying to be patient like they told me."

Union opened its season with a 20-17 win against Decorah. After being held to 32 yards on 12 first-half carries, He ran for 135 after the intermission.


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