Samson Evans’ biggest contribution to Iowa football might be off the field, Tristan Wirfs dominates state track and more
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What Samson Evans brings to Iowa
There are a lot of reasons for Iowa offensive line commit Jeff Jenkins to be thrilled about the commitment of Samson Evans on Sunday.
First, the two are close friends. Second, Jenkins likes opening holes for his Crystal Lake (Ill.) Prairie Ridge High teammate. And third, they dreamed of playing college football together since they were about 8 years old.
Most importantly, at least for the long term, is the impact Jenkins knows Evans will have on his performance.
“He is always pushing me in the weight room since we were little kids to get better,” said Jenkins, a 247Sports 3-star prospect. “He is the kind of kid that you want to be around, just trying to compete and he pushes everyone.”
Thanks to his drive and determination, Evans makes those around him better. Jensen watched it the last three years in high school. He knows the best way for himself to maximize his potential is with Evans in the same collegiate weight room.
“He is an extremely good leader and is an extremely hard-working kid,” Jenkins said.
Evans is also a 3-star recruit, a high school quarterback who is expected to switch to wide receiver in the Big Ten.
Iowa recruited Evans to make plays the way he does as a triple-option quarterback. He rushed for 2,211 yards and 43 touchdowns while leading Prairie Ridge to a state title last season.
His biggest impact may not come in a game-winning touchdown. It could very well be in how he gets his teammates, such as Jenkins, to find the next level of their performance
“Samson is a special kid,” Prairie Ridge coach Chris Schremp said. “He does everything you want in a player and leader.”
State track recap
Iowa football signee Tristan Wirfs wrapped up his high school track career in dominant fashion. For the second straight year, Wirfs won the Iowa Class 3A boys’ discus and shot put titles. He claimed the discus crown with a personal best throw of 190 feet, 9.75 inches. Wirfs took the shot put title on Friday with a toss of 63-4.5.
The state track meet wrapped up a heck of a senior season for Wirfs at Mount Vernon.
☑️5-time State Track Champ
☑️3-time Drake Relays Champ
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— Dallas Hobbs (@Dhobbs92) May 20, 2017
Here are the other state track results for Iowa football signees and commits.
- Tyler Linderbaum, 2018 commit, third in the Class 3A shot put (53-11.25)
- Coy Kirkpatrick, 2017 signee, second in the Class 2A discus (172-10) and fourth in the Class 2A shot put (57-2)
- Levi Duwa, 2017 signee, fifth in the Class 2A shot put (56-11.25) and eighth in the Class 2A discus (158-11)
- Dillon Doyle, 2018 commit, 12th in the Class 4A high jump (6-0)
- Jacob Coons, 2017 signee, 14th Class 3A discus (144-2)
It’s Jake Adams’ world; everyone else just lives in it
Jake Adams continued his late season tear, going 4 for 13 with 3 home runs, 6 RBI, and 2 runs scored as Iowa baseball took 2 of 3 from Illinois to wrap up Big Ten play. Adams set the program’s single-season home run record in the process.
Iowa enters the Big Ten Tournament the No. 5 seed. If you want a reason for why Iowa could make a deep run in the tourney look no further than Adams. He is 15 for his last 39 with 10 home runs and 17 RBI. The team’s best hitter swinging a hot bat. Every team at the tournament hopes for it. The Hawkeyes will enter with it.