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More great action from state track at the Blue Oval on Friday, more high-end college football prospects showing off their athletic versatility.
Here's how the state's top football recruits/prospects performed on Day Two of the state track and field meet:
Nick DeJong, 2019, DE, Pella: A three-star prospect with offers from Fordham, Northern Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Western Illinois and Stephen F. Austin, DeJong placed fifth in the Class 3A shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches. Iowa and Iowa State are also interested. DeJong (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) had 26.5 tackles, 12 solo tackles for loss and four solo sacks for the state semifinalist Dutch last season. He will play a major role for the 3A powerhouse next year.
Jake Remsburg, 2019, OL, West Des Moines Valley: A three-star Iowa State recruit, Remsburg placed 22nd in the Class 4A shot put with a throw of 45-11. Remsburg (6-6, 295) will lead a stout offensive line next year for the Tigers, who lost to Max Duggan and Council Bluffs Lewis Central in the first round of the state playoffs last season.
Ryan Van Marel, 2018, DL, Sheldon: A South Dakota State signee, Van Marel (6-5, 250) placed fourth in the Class 2A discus with a throw of 161 feet. He recorded 101 tackles, 19 solo tackles for loss and three solo sacks last season. Van Marel also placed eighth in Thursday's 2A shot put with a throw of 51-2. He held other offers from Northern Iowa and South Dakota.
Cole Mabry, 2019, LB, Iowa City West: A three-star prospect with offers from Iowa State, UNI and Army, Mabry (6-2, 190) finished 14th in the 4A 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.18 seconds. He logged 56.5 tackles, two solo tackles for loss and one solo sack last year for the state runner-up Trojans. West loses key pieces from that roster, but Mabry will be a strong leader for the defense.
Riley Moss, 2018, DB, Ankeny Centennial: A blue-shirt signee for Iowa, Moss (6-0, 175) helped his team win the 4A 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:27.99. Moss qualified for the 110-meter hurdle final, in which he's the favorite, and helped Centennial qualify for the 4x100-meter relay final. He recorded 29 tackles and an interception last season.
Gavin Williams, 2020, RB, Southeast Polk: A four-star prospect with offers from Iowa and Iowa State, Williams (6-0, 200) ran the third leg of Southeast Polk's third-place team in the 4A 4x200 relay with a time of 1:28.49. He also helped SEP qualify for the 4x100 relay final. On Thursday, he qualified for Saturday's 100-meter and 200-meter finals. Williams amassed 732 rushing yards last year and will be one of the most exciting players to watch next fall.
Kyle Sorensen, 2018, OL, Waukee: A preferred walk-on recruit for Iowa, Sorensen (6-5, 255) placed 16th in the 4A shot put with a throw of 49-5.
Isaac Erbes, 2018, OL, Urbandale: A South Dakota signee, Erbes placed fourth in the 4A shot put with a throw of 55-4 1/2. Erbes (6-5, 285) also made state in Thursday's 4A discus competition, but he fouled out.
Max Duggan, 2019, QB, Lewis Central: A four-star TCU recruit, Duggan helped his team place 12th in the 4A 4x200 relay with a time of 1:31.29. He also helped Lewis Central qualify for the 4x100 relay final. On Thursday, he qualified for Saturday's 200-meter final. Duggan piled up 1,299 total yards and 17 touchdowns in an injury-shortened junior season. With him behind center, Lewis Central is an early favorite in next year's newly aligned 3A football field.
Zack Lasek, 2020, OL, Highland Riverside: Lasek (6-8, 230), who's receiving Iowa State interest, placed 11th in the Class 1A discus with a throw of 134-6. Lasek's future likely resides in basketball, though; he is the Register's No. 4 in-state 2020 basketball prospect.
Anthony Coleman, 2019, DB, Johnston: Coleman (5-10, 170), who holds interest from Iowa and several Midwest schools, helped his team take 13th in the 4A 4x200 relay with a time of 1:31.43. He also helped Johnston qualify for the 4x100 relay final. He logged six tackles and five interceptions in an injury-shortened junior campaign. Coleman is on the recruiting map, but his senior season will be important for his stock.
Jayson Murray, 2019, RB, Dowling Catholic: Murray (5-8, 180), who holds an Iowa Western offer and Iowa interest, helped the Maroons place sixth in the 4A 4x200 relay with a time of 1:29.26. He also helped Dowling qualify for the 4x100 relay final. On Thursday, he qualified for Saturday's 100-meter final. Murray piled up 1,947 rushing yards last year en route to All-Iowa Elite Team honors. He'll lead the backfield for the title-favorite Maroons again next year.
Adam Bock, 2019, LB, Solon: Bock (6-0, 200), who holds a South Dakota State offer, helped his team finish 19th in the 3A 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:34.01. Bock racked up 71.5 tackles for Solon's state-best defense last year. He returns with Iowa State linebacker recruit Coal Flansburg to make the Spartans yet another defensive juggernaut next season.
Tyler Linderbaum, 2018, DT/C, Solon: A four-star Iowa signee, Linderbaum (6-2, 255) placed second in the 3A shot put with a throw of 59-1 1/4. Recruited as a defensive tackle, Linderbaum could also project at center for the Hawkeyes.
Carter Bell, 2019, ATH, Bettendorf: Bell (5-10, 175), the Bulldogs quarterback who is drawing interest from Iowa, Iowa State, South Dakota and South Dakota State, placed 23rd in the Class 4A long jump with a jump of 18-5.
Kendell Jackson, 2018, LB, Des Moines Roosevelt: Jackson, a preferred walk-on recruit for Iowa State, placed seventh in the 4A shot put with a throw of 52-6 1/2.
Logan Jones, 2020, DL, Council Bluffs Lewis Central: Jones, a three-star athlete who holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota, placed second in the 4A shot put with a throw of 57-2 3/4. Jones (6-3, 240) is one of the state's most promising 2020 prospects.
Jackson Leistikow, 2019, OL, Cedar Falls: Leistikow (6-3, 275), who's fielding interest from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota State, placed 21st in the 4A shot put with a throw of 46-9 1/2.
Noah Fenske, 2019, OL, New Hampton: A three-star Iowa recruit, Fenske (6-5, 275) placed seventh in the 2A discus with a throw of 155-7.
Will Clapper, 2019, DL, Baxter: Clapper (6-4, 275), who holds an offer from South Dakota State plus interest from Iowa and Iowa State, placed 13th in the 1A discus with a throw of 132.
Blair Brooks, 2018, WR, Marion: Brooks (6-3, 190), a preferred walk-on recruit for Iowa, earned second in the 3A long jump with a jump of 22-5. He also helped his team finish fifth in the 3A 4x200 relay with a time of 1:30.98.
Miles Rupiper, 2018, DB/ATH, Kuemper Catholic: Rupiper (6-2, 170), a preferred walk-on defensive back recruit for Iowa State, won the 2A high jump by clearing 6-7.
Tyler Endres, 2019, OL, Norwalk: A four-star Iowa recruit, Endres (6-6, 285) placed 10th in the 3A shot put with a throw of 51-8 3/4.
Josh Volk, 2020, OL, Cedar Rapids Xavier: Another of the more up-and-coming football prospects in the state, Volk placed sixth in the 3A shot put with a throw 53-4. A three-star prospect who checks in at 6-4 and 299, Volk has an offer from Iowa State, as well as interest from Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan State, which was expected at Drake Stadium on Thursday to watch Volk.
From Thursday — Matt Fagan, 2018, OL, St. Albert Council Bluffs: A preferred walk-on recruit for Iowa, Fagan (6-5, 265) placed sixth in Thursday's 1A shot put with a throw of 49-4 3/4.
Matthew Bain covers college football and basketball recruiting for the Des Moines Register. He also helps out with Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball coverage for HawkCentral and Cyclone Insider. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.