Josh Treybal of Spencer, Levi Letsche of Marcus and Jordan Lutjens of Rock Valley have signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Northwestern College next year. They represent the first recruits of the 2013 season. Treybal will also wrestle for the Red Raiders.
Treybal is a 6’3”, 250-pound running back and linebacker who spent a a red-shirt year at Augustana (S.D.) and played three years for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School football program. Treybal earned first team all-state honors his senior after rushing for 1,259 yards and scoring 18 touchdowns at HMS. He also totaled 67 tackles on defense. Treybal earned third team all-state honors as a sophomore and junior and plans to major in accounting at Northwestern. He is the son of Todd and Barb.
“Josh is an exciting addition to our football program,” commented Northwestern College head football coach Kyle Achterhoff. “We recruited him out of high school and are pleased to have him join us now. Josh will be a big, physical linebacker who can both play the run and rush the passer.”
Letsche is a 6’1”, 280-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played four years for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football team. Letsche earned first team all-state and first team all-district honors after leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record and the eight-man football state championship last fall. He helped pave the way for an offense that scored 103 touchdowns and gained 5,750 yards of total offense, averaging over 7.6 yards per play. On defense, Letsche registered 21 solo and 36 total tackles. Letsche played in the Shrine Bowl and plans to major in math education at Northwestern. He is the son of Kirk and Sheila.
“We are really excited to have Levi join the Red Raider football family,” commented Achterhoff. “He had tremendous success throughout his high school career, including winning the state title his senior year. Levi is an intense competitor who will battle for playing time along our offensive line as a freshman.”
Lutjens earned three letters playing for the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley football team. The 6’7”, 350-pound offensive lineman led his team to an 11-1 record and a berth in the state quarterfinals. Lutjens helped pave the way for an offense that recorded 4,331 yards of offense, averaged 5.8 yards per play, and scored 46 touchdowns. He plans to major in elementary education with coaching endorsements at Northwestern College. Lutjens is the son of Glenn and Jodi.
“Jordan joins us after a red-shirt season at Iowa Western Community College,” commented Achterhoff. “He brings experience and size to our offensive line group and will get acclimated to our offense this spring as he joins us for the second semester.”