RECRUITING: Hansen’s four-score night highlights commit tracker in week 2

We’re tracking the entirety of Iowa State’s 2023 football recruiting class on the field in high school action this year. See how each future Cyclone played on Friday night below:

Cyclone commit performance of the week

ATH Carson Hansen, Lakeville South (MN)

Lakeville South 69, Park 14

For the second straight week, Iowa State saw one of its commitments to the 2023 recruiting class have a four-touchdown night on the offensive side of the football. Carson Hansen, out of Minnesota, helped his team to a blowout win with 113 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries. Hansen also scored on his lone reception of the game. His highlights can be seen below:

Inside the state of Iowa:


Southeast Polk (2-0) 24, West Des Moines Valley (1-1) 7

A week removed from his four-touchdown night to open the season, Abu Sama again made plays at the running back position. Connecting on two scores, Sama rushed for 126 yards on 20 carries in SEP’s win over Valley. Sama collected three tackles defensively.


Ankeny (2-0) 17, Ankeny Centennial (0-2) 10

Jamison Patton did his thing for Ankeny as he helped lead his team to the rivalry win behind 118 receiving yards on eight catches. He also corralled seven tackles on the defensive end. Half of J.J. Kohl’s 212 yards through the air went to Patton, and the quarterback finished the game with a touchdown and no interceptions.


West Marshall (2-0) 35, Nevada (1-1) 31

Carson Rhodes, Iowa State’s first commitment in the 2023 class, did not register any stats in Nevada’s first loss of the season.


Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (1-1) 50, Gehlen Catholic 35

Kooper Ebel’s final stats were not listed in HMS’ first win of the season, but Ebel did shout out his offensive line on Twitter.


Urbandale (1-0) 27, Bettendorf (0-1) 14

Kai Black played his first game for the Jayhawks this season after sitting out with an injury a week ago. Although Urbandale was downed by Johnston, Black ended the game with four receptions for 35 yards.

Around the Midwest

Position, name (high school, home state)

LB Jack Sadowsky (Batavia, Illinois)
Lincoln-Way East 31, Batavia 16
Jack Sadowsky finished with six tackles and a quarterback hurry in his team’s first loss of the season.

DL Anthony Cunningham (Belleville East, Illinois)
Pekin 33, Belleville East 22
Anthony Cunningham earned four tackles and a sack during week 2 action for Belleville East.

DL Trevor Buhr (Washington, Missouri)
Washington 41, Warrenton 0
Trevor Buhr’s stats in his school’s shutout victory were not listed.

OL Brandon Henderson (East St. Louis, Missouri)
East St. Louis 64, Christian Brothers 19
Brandon Henderson, as an offensive lineman, didn’t have any stats in East St. Louis’ week 2 matchup, but does appear in here – No. 77 – in the team’s entrance as well as a rushing highlight.

EDGE Samuel Same (Derby, Kansas)
Manhattan 26, Derby 23
Samuel Same forced an interception during his game against Manhattan – his highlights can be found here.

ATH Cam Smith (Austintown-Fitch, Ohio)
Austintown-Fitch 48, GlenOak 0
Final stats weren’t posted for Austintown-Fitch’s blowout win over GlenOak, but Cam Smith had a nice return in an earlier game this year that didn’t make the tracker:

WR Beni Ngoyi (Lincoln High, Nebraska)
Lincoln High 62, Omaha Southwest 12
Beni Ngoyi caught the first touchdown to kick off the scoring for Lincoln High on Friday, collecting three receptions for 39 yards in the blowout victory.

Florida & elsewhere

Iowa State boasts four commits from Florida and another non-Midwest commit from Oklahoma, each of which will kick off the season this Friday:

DL Jason Hammond (St. Thomas Aquinas, Florida)
St. Thomas Aquinas 42, Fort Meyers 0
Final stats were not listed for Jason Hammond’s game against Fort Meyers, but he did receive a team award during the week before helping STA to a 2-0 start.

S Tashawn James (Carl Albert, Oklahoma)
Carl Albert 39, Midwest City 25
Tashawn James came home with seven tackles in his school’s first win of the year, including two big hits in the game:

S Norris Davis (Tampa Bay Tech, Florida)
Tampa Bay Tech 44, Steinbrenner 0
Norris Davis earned two tackles in his team’s win over Steinbrenner to start 2-0 on the season.

WR Michael Parkes (Bayside, Florida)
Bayside 50, Holy Trinity 14
Bayside High School did not list offensive statistics for its win over Holy Trinity, however, Parkes was credited with a tackle in the game.

OL Brendan Black (The Bolles School, Florida)
The Bolles School 27, Mandarin 20
Brendan Black and The Bolles School improved to 2-0 on the season after winning on Friday. Black, pictured below, is No. 51: