Week 2: Iowa Recruits Recap

Week 2 of high school football is in the books, so we'll check out how some of the Iowa commits and targets fared.

Derek kept you filled in during an action packed week one and I'll do the same for week two as all of the Iowa commits and targets were in action either tonight or last night.  Lets dive in and see how some of them did.


*Quarterback Peyton Mansell led Belton High to another dominating victory Friday night.  Mansell was efficient yet again completing 11 of 12 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns.  He also ran for an 87 yard touchdown and had one that totaled north of 60 yards called back.  Oh, and he did all of his damage in just three quarters, sitting out the fourth along with the other starters.

*Eno Benjamin really did it all on Friday night as he carried the ball 21 times for 195 yards.  Benjamin also threw for 135 yards and totaled 3 touchdowns.  Eno found the end zone so many times that he couldn't remember if it was three or four touchdowns on the night.  Either way, an impressive night for a kid who can do it all.

*Ivory Kelly-Martin again impressed in an Oswego East blowout.  Ivory carried the ball 9 times for 161 yards and four touchdowns in a game that was over at the half. 

*Wideout Gavin Holmes took the field Thursday night and tore his opponent apart.  Holmes caught 10 passes for 240 yards and four total touchdowns.  This is Holmes' second consecutive double digit catch game.  Holmes had the most impressive stat line of any commit this week for Iowa.

*Levi Duwa caught a touchdown pass tonight for Mid-Prairie, but did wind up on the trainers table at one point and it appeared that he was hobbled briefly.  It doesn't appear to be anything serious for Levi.

*Brandon Smith had a productive night for Lake Cormorant High down in Mississippi.  Smith caught 6 balls for 112 yards and two touchdowns.  Iowa's receiver commits see to be having an excellent start to their senior seasons.


*Wideout Oliver Martin shined bright in Iowa City West's win over Muscatine.  He caught 8 passes for 109 yards and touchdown.  Oliver also picked off the opposing QB during the game.  Martin became Iowa City West's All-Time leading receiver in the game as well.  HI's own Derek Young was in attendance Friday night and confirmed that Oliver will be visiting Iowa for the game tomorrow.

*I know he doesn't have an offer yet, but I think it's worth keeping an eye on.  Muscatine ATH, Alphonso Soko, who is committed to South Dakota as this point in time carried the ball 24 times for 124 yards in a loss to the IC West Trojans.

*Russ Yeast was named MVP of the game tonight in Center Grove's win.  Yeast racked up 144 yards rushing and found the end zone once in a tight contest.

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