Dordt Football announces recruiting class

February 04, 2021 9:05am

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The Dordt University football program has announced 19 recent commitments for the 2021-22 school year and brings the recruiting class total to 51 for the coming year. 32 athletes announced their commitment to attend Dordt in December 2020.

“Today we celebrate another tremendous group of young men who have chosen to thrive at Dordt University. These guys came to their college decision after an unprecedented senior season. Some of them didn’t have a season and others had interrupted seasons. COVID made it a tough year for these men to be recruited but a large percentage of these guys were at camp last summer, and went the distance with our staff in the recruiting process. A special thanks to our coaching staff who pivoted incredibly well this year, as well as our admissions office who partnered with us to bring in a great class,” said Dordt football head coach Joel Penner.

Connor Buffon is a senior at Shawnee Mission Northwest (Kansas) and is listed as a 6-0, 280 pound guard and center.

Colton Burney played football for Logan-Rogersville (Missouri) and is listed 5-9, 165 pounds.

Daniel Dickerson is a 5-10, 215 pound running back at Jackson High School (Missouri).

Jordan Gall is a senior at Scotland High School (South Dakota) and is listed as a 6-4, 215 pound defensive end and tight end.

Abe Hall played center for Boylan Catholic High School (Illinois) and is listed 6-2, 290 pounds.

Cooper Hidalgo is a 6-2, 210 pound linebacker and tight end at Berthoud High School (Colorado).

Anson Jacobsen is a senior at Junction City High School (Kansas) and is a 6-4, 240 pound offensive lineman.

Mike Johnson is a senior at Sioux Falls Washington High School (South Dakota) and is listed as a 5-11, 190 pound running back.

Christian Kelsey is a 6-3, 285 pound offensive lineman at Litchfield Senior High School (Minnesota).

Carter King is a 6-0, 170 pound wide receiver and linebacker at Dripping Springs High School (Texas).

Bennett Lecher is a senior at Litchfield Senior High School (Minnesota) and is 5-10, 190 pounds.

Zach Malone is listed as a 6-0, 180 pound wide receiver at Papillion LaVista High School (Nebraska).

Ian McDonald is listed as a 6-2, 215 pound linebacker at Edmond Memorial High School (Oklahoma).

Joshua Mick is listed 5-11, 175 pounds and played for Delavan Darien High School (Wisconsin).

Jacob Rosendahl is a 6-2, 190 pound senior at Willmar Senior High (Minnesota).

Cade Rohwer is a senior at Alta-Aurelia High School (Iowa) and is listed 6-3, 200 pounds.

Rocky Shuman is a senior at Bartlesville High School (Oklahoma) and played linebacker and tight end.

Jason Topete is a senior at West Sioux High School (Iowa) and is a 5-9, 150 pound kicker and cornerback. Topete was a four-time district kicker of the year, earned second-team all-state honors three times and first-team honors once. He was 4-7 on field goal attempts in 2020 and converted 34-36 point after tries and converted a career long field goal of 47 yards. During his four year career he was 255-277 on point after tries and helped West Sioux to two state championships and a berth in the state semifinals. Topete plans to study Education.

Joshua Warner is a senior at Pella High School (Iowa) and is listed as a 6-1, 200 pound wide receiver.

Brody Ash is a 6-4, 235 pound offensive and defensive lineman at Milaca High School (Minnesota).

Cody Boender is listed as a 5-10, 185 pound linebacker from Pella Christian High School (Iowa).

Matthew Bomgaars is a senior at Sioux Center High School (Iowa) where is listed 5-11, 190 pounds and has played running back, wide receiver and defensive back. He rushed for 1,217 yards with eight touchdowns during his career and caught passes for 401 yards and three scores. Bomgaars totaled 146 tackles during his career with 19 tackles for a loss and six sacks. He was a second-team all-state selection at defensive back and is a three-time first-team all-district honoree and is an academic all-district selection. He plans to study Engineering or Agriculture.

Josh Bush played for Sprayberry High School (Georgia) and is listed as a 5-5, 145 pound running back and wide receiver.

Jake Cochnauer is a 6-1, 205 pound safety, linebacker and wide receiver from Farmington High School (Minnesota).

Earnest Gregory is a senior at Elko High School (Nevada) where he is a 6-2, 300 pound offensive lineman.

Eric Gustafson is a senior at Ethan High School (South Dakota) where he is listed as a 6-3, 190 pound tight end and linebacker.

Tyrell Hulshof is a 6-4, 170 pound wide receiver and cornerback from Unity Christian High School (Iowa). He caught 13 passes for 179 yards with 22.5 tackles in 2020. He plans to study Ag Business.

Lucas Huttinga is a senior at Unity Christian High School (Michigan) where he is listed as a 6-4, 175 pound safety and tight end.

Evan Jordahl is a senior at Milton High School (Wisconsin). He is listed as a 5-19, 170 pound quarterback and wide receiver.

Konner Knauf is a senior at Edgerton High School (Wisconsin) and he is a 5-10, 165 pound wide receiver.

Dawson Lee attends Cole Valley Christian High School (Idaho) and is listed as a 6-2, 205 pound offensive and defensive lineman and he has played linebacker during his career.

Evan Letellier, a senior at Spring Hill High School (Kansas), is listed as a 6-2, 190 pound quarterback.

Joshua Manwiller is a 6-0, 205 pound senior at Homer High School (Alaska) where he played linebacker and offensive line.

Westin McCormick attends Brimfield High School (Illinois) where he played quarterback, running back and linebacker. He’s listed 5-8, 190 pounds and missed 2019 with an injury.

Kade McDaniel is a senior at Platte Valley High School (Colorado) where he is listed as a 5-11, 170 pound quarterback.

Garrett Meyer played offensive line and defensive end for Newell Fonda High School (Iowa) Meyer is listed 6-5, 220 pound.

Patrick O’Neal played offensive and defensive lineman for Sutter Union High School (California) and is listed 6-0, 205 pounds.

Matthew Peters is a 6-0, 285 pound senior at O’Gorman High School (South Dakota). He’s listed 6-1, 175 pounds.

Easton Prins played linebacker for Sioux Falls Christian (South Dakota) and is 5-11, 200 pounds.

Gabe Ramirez is a senior at Central Hardin High School (Kentucky) and he’s listed as a 5-8, 185 pound running back and linebacker.

Josiah Rosario is a senior at Churchill County High School (Nevada) where he played defensive back and running back. He’s listed 5-8, 160 pound.

Jackson Smith is a senior at Abilene-Wylie High School (Texas) and is listed 5-9, 185 pounds.

Kobe Turner is a senior at Wichita Collegiate School (Kansas) is listed as a 5-10, 170 pound defensive back.

Jackson Vander Kooi played for Lincoln-Way East High School (Illinois). He’s listed as a 6-1, 185 pound defensive back. He plans to study Business.

Nathan Van Langingham is a senior at Pierce High School (California) where he played offensive line and is listed 6-6, 220 pounds.

Nathan Warner is a 6-3, 280 pound offensive and defensive lineman at Glencoe Silverlake Senior High (Minnesota).

Tyler Wieringa prepped at Unity Christian High School (Iowa) and has played linebacker, defensive end, slot receiver and tight end during his career. He had 40 tackles, nine for loss with two sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries in 2020 when he was named all-district first-team and academic all-state. Wieringa was also an honorable mention all-district pick and helped Unity to back to back winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. He plans to study Health and Human Performance and Biology.

Jackson Wiggins played for Normal Community High School (Illinois) where he’s a 6-0, 180 pound wide receiver.