NW 2016 Recruiting Class Features Number of Area Athletes

Date posted - February 4, 2016

Northwestern logoOrange City Iowa — The Northwestern 2016 recruiting class now numbers 27 total. A number of familiar names are among the recruits this year for first year head coach Matt McCarty.


2016 Northwestern Red Raider Football Recruiting Class: (27 Total)

Name  Ht  Wt  School – Hometown

Paxton De Haan 6-2 260 Unity Christian – Orange City, IA
Grahm Kenobbie 6-2 260 Sandra Day O’Connor – Phoenix, AZ
Andy Cooper 6-5 280  transfer from Southwest Minnesota State / Sheldon – Sheldon, IA
Josh Tornow 6-4 270 Sioux Falls Christian – Sioux Falls, SD
Dustin Brown 6-1 250 West Lyon – Inwood, IA
Jacen Saavedra 6-2 260 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley – Hull, IA
Lee Rozeboom 6-0 240 Western Christian – Boyden, IA
Connor Kuchel 6-2 260 University of Sioux Falls / H.M.S. – Hartley, IA


Austin Folsom 5-9 170 transfer from Northern State / Spirit Lake – Spirit Lake, IA
Joey Horstman 6-0 175 Western Christian – Sioux Center, IA
Isaiah Blok 5-11 170 Brandon Valley – Brandon, SD
Blake Kamerman 6-0 170 Sioux Center – Sioux Center, IA


Beau Kellenberger 6-2 230 West Lyon – Lester, IA
Cole Joachim 5-11 225 West Lyon – Larchwood, IA
Kyle Schiernbeck 6-0 230 Ridge View – Holstein, IA
David Tiefenthaler 6-0 235 Ridge View – Early, IA


Trevor Rozeboom 6-1 200 West Lyon – Rock Rapids, IA
Sean Powell 6-2 220 S.F. Roosevelt – Sioux Falls, SD
Tanner Machacek 6-1 210 S.F. Roosevelt – Sioux Falls, SD
Ryan Cougil 5-11 190 Ridge View – Early, IA
Austin Rhodes 5-10 190 Sioux Center – Sioux Center, IA
Kyle Van Ginkel 6-0 210 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley – Rock Valley, IA


Devin Mouw 6-1 170 Sioux Center – Sioux Center, IA
Dylan Burns 6-1 195 Sioux Falls Christian – Tea, SD
Sean Crowell 6-1 195 North Kitsap – Poulsbo, WA
Jake Evans 6-3 170 Pipestone – Jasper, MN

Noah Lubben 6-0 175 Horizon Christian – Wilsonville, OR

We have an outstanding class at this point. I am very proud of our staff and the work they have done recruiting an excellent group of young men who will excel on and off the field at Northwestern. These young men all recognize Northwestern’s unique combination of academic and athletic excellence. We are excited to help develop these young men to use their God-given talent to serve their teammates, this campus, and the world. We will continue to add players in the coming weeks who are excited about the direction of Red Raider football.


We firmly believe successful football starts with great line play. This class of offensive linemen has the potential to push our returners right away and as a group serve as the foundation for future success. We’ve also added some key talent in the skill positions that we think will help us develop an exciting future for the Raider Offense.


We have a talented, blue collar group of young men who fit the mold of Northwestern Defenses. We have players at every position group in this class that will be impact players. We are extremely excited to work with this entire group and see what they can accomplish as Raiders!

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