Four `graduate’ to college football

Posted February 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm


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HULL — Three Nighthawk football team seniors and one recent alumnus gathered with their parents and coaches on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Boyden-Hull High School to sign letters of intent to play college football.

Jan. 6 was the National Day of Signing for college recruits across the country.

Here are brief profiles showing some of the reasons they were recruited.

J.C. Korselman — a 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver/defensive end who earned first-team district honors as a receiver, posting a team-high 18 catches for 433 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 24 yards per catch. He earned first team all-district honors as a receiverOn defense, he earned all N’West Iowa Review honors after making 51 tackles and two sacks at defensive end. He will play for Northwestern. He is the son of Bob and Laura Korselman, of Boyden.

Jordan Lutjens — a 6-foot-7, 350-pound offensive lineman, led his team to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. He helped pave the way for the Nighthawk offense to record 4,331 yards of offense, or 5.8 yards per play. He joins the Northwestern College Red Raiders after a red-shirt season at Iowa Western Community College. He is the son of Jodi and Glenn Lutjens, of Rock Valley.

Miguel Alvarado — a 5-foot-7, 185-pound running back/linebacker, earned all-state honors after leading the Nighthawks with 89 tackles – six for a loss, and one sack. On offense, he earned first-team all-district honors, rushing for 763 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He also posted 10 catches for 164 yards and three scores. He will play for Northwestern College. He is the son of Crystal Uvieta and Arturo Alvarado, of Hull.

Brandt Van Roekel – a 6-foot-4, 190-pound quarterback/safety, is a two-time Iowa Preps Elite All-State performer, credited with 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 while leading his team to an overall record of 29-6. Van Roekel was a three-time all-district selection as a defensive back and a two-time all-state utility player. He will play for the University of South Dakota – Vermillion. He is the son of Kevin and Ranae Van Roekel.

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