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Iowa's 2004 football recruiting class
Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrated on New Year's Day. They celebrated again today with the addition of 20 young men to the roster of 2004 Hawkeyes.
Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrated on New Year's Day. They celebrated again today with the addition of 20 young men to the roster of 2004 Hawkeyes.
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Feb. 4, 2004

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Twenty young men officially joined the football program at the University of Iowa today with the signing of their National Letter of Intent. Here's a quick look at the newest Hawkeyes.

Nyere Aumaitre
OL, 6-5, 300, Freshman
Camden, NJ (Woodrow Wilson)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-conference and all-South Jersey honors... also earned all-conference and all-state honors as a junior. Career - - Helped lead his Wilson High School team to the 2001 New Jersey State Championship. Personal - - Attended same high school as incoming Hawkeye recruit Harold Datlon. . . high school coach was Mike McBride.


Walner Belleus
DB, 5-11, 180, Junior
Immokalee, FL (Immokalee HS/Dodge City CC)

Junior College honors - - First team all-conference as a sophomore. Career - - recorded nine interceptions and three touchdowns in his two years at Dodge City CC. High School honors - - First team all-state as a junior and senior... first team all-conference as a sophomore. Career - - Three-time letterwinner in football as QB/DB... four-time letterwinner in basketball as a shooting guard... two-time letterwinner in track. Personal - - Born 6/2/83 . . . sport management major... parents are Marc and Marie Belleus . . . high school coach was John Weber . . . junior college coach was John Rosetti.

Ted Bentler
DL, 6-4, 245, Freshman
Davenport, IA (Assumption)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-state honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association... also an all-area pick... second team all-state as a junior by the Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association. Career - - Personal - - High school coach was Wade King.

Andy Brodell
WR, 6-3, 185, Freshman
Ankeny, IA (Ankeny HS)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include Elite and Class 4A first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register... also a first team all-state selection by the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowapreps.com... first team all-conference selection as a junior and senior... academic all-conference in 2000. Career - - Helped lead his team to three-consecutive state semi-final games (2001-03)... set school and conference records with 3,808 career rushing yards and 64 career touchdowns... set single-season school and conference records as a senior with 2,041 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns... four-time letterwinner in track and Boys 100m dash champion at the 2003 Drake Relays... set school records in the 100 (0:10.4) and 200m (0:21.4) dashes. Personal - - Born 6/6/85 . . . undecided major . . . parents are Michael and Linda Brodell. . . attended same high school as current Hawkeyes Andy Becker and Kyle Schlicher, and incoming recruit Grant McCracken . . . high school coach was Jerry Pezzetti.

Lucas Cox
DL, 6-4, 240, Freshman
Springdale, PA (Springville Mennonite)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include second team all-state and first team all-conference... was a second team all-conference selection as a junior. Career - - Ended prep career with 147 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks... recorded 59 tackles, 3 ? quarterback sacks, six quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries as a senior... helped lead his Springville Mennonite team to a 10-4 record and a state semi-final appearance in 2003... also made ten receptions for 133 yards and three touchdowns as a senior... Personal - - Born 1/14/86... elementary education major... parents are Bruce and Judi Cox... high school coach was Chuck Wagner.

Harold Dalton
DB, 6-1, 185, Freshman
Camden, NJ (Wilson)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-Group 3 and first team all-conference... also an all-Group 3 and second team all-conference selection as a junior... named third team all-conference as a sophomore. Career - - Ended prep career with 117 tackles, 12 interceptions, ten sacks, eight forced fumbles... recorded 77 tackles, eight interceptions and six forced fumbles as a senior... recorded 67 tackles, three interceptions and four sacks as a junior... helped lead his Wilson High School team to the 2001 New Jersey State Championship. Personal - - Born 11/1/85... undecided major... parents are Harold Dalton Sr. and Flora Smith... attended same high school as incoming recruit Nyere Aumaitre... high school coach was Mike McBride.

Rashad Dunn
OL, 6-3, 270, Freshman
Evans, GA (Greenbrier)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-area, all-region and all-county honors... named all-county honorable mention during sophomore and junior seasons. Career - - Started every game from sophomore season on... four-year letterwinner in football... played right and left guard, along with right tackle... helped lead his team to a 7-4 record and a spot in the state playoffs as a senior. Personal - - Born 2/25/86... communications major... parents are Alonzo Dunn and Beverly Deloach... high school coach was Mickey Derrick.

Bradley Fletcher
DB, 6-2, 185, Freshman
Youngstown, OH (Liberty)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-conference, all-county, all-district, all-Northwest Ohio, all-Ohio and North/South all-state... named first team all-conference and all-county, along with special mention all-Ohio as a junior. Career - - Recorded 207 tackles, 81 solo tackles, 13 pass breakups and four interceptions in prep career... made 74 tackles, 43 solo tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups as a senior... as a running back, rushed for 815 yards on 143 attempts and scored 12 touchdowns as a senior... also had 17 receptions for 314 yards and one kickoff return for 61 yards... also an all-state basketball player. Personal - - Born 6/25/86... undecided major... parents are Carl and Vicki Fletcher... high school coach was Jeff Whitaker.

Charles Godfrey
DB, 6-1, 200, Freshman
Baytown, TX (Robert E. Lee)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team All-Greater Houtson and all-conference, along with Class 5A honorable mention all-state... named Defensive Player of the Year as a senior... selected to play in the Global Junior All-Star Game and the Bayou Bowl. Career - - Led his Robert E. Lee team to an 11-2 record as a senior... recorded 90 tackles, two interceptions, six knocked down passes and two blocked punts as a senior... also returned kicks and had a 31.5 yard average. Personal - - Born 11/15/85... education major... parents are Alice Carter and El Roberson... older brother is Kansas State quarterback El Roberson... attended same high school as current Hawkeye Drew Tate... high school coach was Dick Olin.

Shonn Greene
RB, 5-11, 190, Freshman
Sickerville, NJ (Winslow Township)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-conference and second team all-state... as a junior, named first team all-state, all-south Jersey and all-conference... first team all-conference as a sophomore... Renaissance card holder. Career - - Ended prep career with 4,266 rushing yards on 503 attempts and 43 touchdowns... as a senior, rushed for 1,378 yards on 172 attempts and 16 touchdowns... rushed for 1,267 yards on 221 attempts and 18 touchdowns as a junior... on defense, recorded 191 career tackles and one interception. Personal - - Born 8/21/85... undecided major... parent is Reginald Greene... attended same high school as current Hawkeye Kaliq Price... high school coach was Felton Jones.

Mitch King
LB, 6-3, 230, Freshman
Burlington, IA (Burlington)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include Class 4A first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association... member of SuperPrep All-Region team... first team all-conference as both a linebacker and running back as a senior... second team all-conference linebacker as a junior. Career - - Ended prep career with 1,400 rushing yards... rushed for 850 yards as a senior... two-year letterwinner in football and swimming... also a letterwinner in baseball. Personal - - Born 5/8/86... undecided major... parents are Lindsay King and Tammy King... high school coach was Ron Glasgow.

Matt Kroul
LB, 6-3, 240, Freshman
Mount Vernon, IA (Mount Vernon HS)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include Elite and first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register... first team all-state as a junior, and second team as a sophomore... three-time first team all-conference selection... academic all-state honoree... member of Mount Vernon Honor Society and National Honor Society. Career - - Ended prep career with 212 unassisted tackles, 123 assisted tackles, seven tackles for loss, three interceptions and three blocked kicks... recorded 116 total tackles (77 unassisted) as a senior... as a running back, totaled 2,019 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns in two seasons. Personal - - Born 2/25/86... athletic training major... parents are John and Kaylene Kroul... high school coach was Jim Bellamy.

Grant McCracken
DL, 6-3, 215, Freshman
Ankeny, IA (Ankeny HS)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include Elite and Class 4A first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register... also a first team all-state selection by the Iowa Newspaper Association... 2004 Shrine Bowl participant. Career - - Helped lead his team to three-consecutive state semi-final games (2001-03)... recorded 173 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 14 quarterback sacks, nine batted down passes, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interceptions in three-year varsity career... recorded 81 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and seven quarterback sacks as a senior. Personal - - 1/16/86 . . . undecided major . . . parents are Darwin and Mary McCracken. . . attended same high school as current Hawkeyes Andy Becker and Kyle Schlicher, and incoming recruit Andy Brodell . . . high school coach was Jerry Pezzetti.

Brandon Myers
TE, 6-4, 220, Freshman
Prairie City, IA (Prairie City-Monroe HS)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include Class 2A first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register and first team all-conference honors... was also a first team all-conference and all-state player as a junior... second team all-conference as a sophomore. Career - - Ended prep career holding nine Prairie City-Monroe records, including receptions in a season (33) and career (82); touchdowns in a game (5), season (19) and career (29); points in a game (30) season (116) and career (186); and rushing touchdowns in a game (5)... recorded 992 career rushing yards and 1,237 career receiving yards... averaged 10.6 yards per carry as a senior while rushing for 932 yards and 15 touchdowns. Personal - - Born 9/4/85... undecided major... parents are Dan and Phrana Myers... high school coach was Todd Jones.

Anton Narinskiy
LB, 6-4, 220, Freshman
Chagrin Falls, OH (Kenston)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include conference Most Valuable Player, special mention all-state and first team all-conference... named first team all-conference and to the Northeast Ohio second team as a junior... three-time letterwinner in football, four-time letterwinner in wrestling... honor roll. Career - - Ended prep career with 316 tackles, 182 solo tackles, six quarterback sacks, four interceptions and four blocked kicks... as a senior, recorded 165 tackles, 103 solo tackles, two interceptions, three blocked kicks and three tackles for loss... also rushed for 740 yards and eight touchdowns on 139 attempts as a senior. Personal - - Born 11/14/84... undecided major... parents are Andrey and Svetlana Narinskiy... high school coach was Mike Knepp.

Seth Olsen
OL, 6-5, 305, Freshman
Omaha, NE (Millard North)

High School honors - - Senior year honors include Parade and EA Sports All-American honors, along with first team all-state and all-metro laurels... named first team all-state and all-metro as a junior, as well as Student Sports Junior all-American. Career - - Helped lead his Millard North team to three-consecutive undefeated conference seasons and the 2003 Nebraska State Championship... Millard North had a 36-2 record in his three years as a starter... as a senior, helped pave the way for a running game that averaged 473 yards per game... also played defensive tackle for three years, amassing 92 tackles (44 solo), nine tackles for a loss and three sacks. Personal - - Born 12/17/85... buisness major... parents are Neil and Brenda Olsen... attended same high school as incoming Iowa recruit Adam Shada... high school coach was Fred Petito.

Michael Sabers
TE, 6-5, 230, Freshman
Iowa City, IA (City HS)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include Elite and first team Class 4A all-state honors from the Des Moines Register, and first team all-state honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association... first team all-conference as a junior and senior... first team Press Citizen all-area as a junior and senior... awarded National Council on Youth Leadership Youth Salute Award. Career - - recorded 47 receptions, 617 yards and four touchdowns at tight end... also recorded 97 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and two interceptions on defense... caught 24 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. Personal - - Born 2/15/86 . . . undecided major . . . parents are Dan and Debbie Sabers. . . attended same high school as current Hawkeyes Calvin Davis, Kyle Kesselring and Brian Ferentz. . . high school coach was Dan Sabers.

Adam Shada
DB, 6-1, 180, Freshman
Omaha, NE (Millard North HS)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-conference and all-state ... was named Top Male Scholar Football Player for Nebraska, as well as the Omaha Metro Area . . . earned first team all-conference and second team all-state honors as a junior . . . academic all-state selection as a junior and senior, and was named academic all-state captain as a senior. Career - - Helped lead his Millard North team to three-consecutive undefeated conference seasons and the 2003 Nebraska State Championship... Millard North had a 36-2 record in his three years as a starter... played defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver in high school ... ended high school career with 96 tackles, eight interceptions and five blocked punts ... rushed for 1,340 yards as a senior and led the state with 191.4 rushing yards per game ... scored 20 touchdowns as a senior. Personal - - Born 5/22/85 . . . undecided major . . . parents are Mark and Fran Shada. . . attended same high school as Iowa recruit Seth Olsen . . . high school coach was Fred Petito.

Damian Sims
RB, 5-9, 185, Freshman
Boca Raton, FL (John I Leonard)

High School honors - - Senior season honors include first team all-conference, all-area and all-state... also named a Treasure Coast All-Star... named first team all-conference and second team all-state as a junior... first team all-conference and third team all-state as a sophomore... four-year letterwinner in football and one year letterwinner in baseball. Career - - Ended prep career with 4,940 rushing yards on 560 attempts with 64 touchdowns... rushed for 1,364 yards on 154 carries and 19 touchdowns as a senior... also had nine punt returns for 153 yards and a touchdown... rushed for 1,638 yards on 198 attempts and 24 touchdowns in seven games as a junior... recorded 1,938 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns in ten games as a sophomore. Personal - - 3/26/86... undecided major... parents are Joy Clayton and Lawrence Gardenhire... cousin of former Hawkeye wide receiver C.J. Jones... high school coach was Terry Gough.

Kyle Williams
LB, 6-2, 220, Freshman
Bolingbrook, IL (Bolingbrook)

High School honors - - Senior year honors include Parade, Rivals.com and Insiders.com first team all-American... first team all-state as a junior and senior... honorable mention all-state as a sophomore... three-time first team all-conference selection... also an all-state wrestler as a junior. Career - - Ended prep career with 257 tackles, nine quarterback sacks and five interceptions... also recorded 1,393 career rushing yards, 118 career receiving yards and 18 touchdowns... made 89 tackles and intercepted two passes, while rushing for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior... four-time letterwinner in both football and wrestling. Personal - - Born 5/27/86... sports management major... parents are Stephen and Nyoka Williams... attended same high school as current Hawkeye A.J. Johnson... high school coach was John Ivlow.

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