Three Area Footballers Commit to USD

footballThe USD Football Program signed a total of 32 recruits on national signing day earlier this week three members of that class hail from Class 2A District 1 in northwest Iowa. The group includes:

Brandt Van Roekel, 6-4 190, Quarterback/defensive back from Boyden

Van Roekel, a two-time Iowa Preps Elite All-State performer, accounted for more than 2,500 yards passing, 1,800 yards rushing, 800 return yards and 50 total touchdowns (25 passing, 19 rushing and six returns) in his career with BoydenHullRockValley. He  led his team to an overall record of 29-6. Van Roekel was a three-time all-district selection as a defensive back, a two-time all-state utility player and also led his basketball team to the Class 1A state championship last season.


Joshua Hunt, 6-2, 188, defensive back, Central Lyon HS, Rock Rapids

Hunt was named all-state and all-district as a running back for the Central Lyon George Little Rock program. Hunt set school records for most total offense in a single game and most rushing yards in a single game and finished his career third in school history in career rushing yards. Hunt gained 1,322 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground as senior and rushed for 1,393 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior.


Also signing was Stetson Dagel, 6-5, 250, offensive lineman from Cherokee.

Dagel was named to The Des Moines Register All-State Second-Team, Sioux City Journal First-Team All-Northwest Iowa and to the Academic All-State team as a senior. Dagel was a two-year starter at offensive tackle and defensive end and was named a team captain as a senior. After racking up 35 tackles (three for loss) and two sacks during his senior year, Dagel was honored as his team’s lineman of the year.

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