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Hunter Deyo Latest in Line of High-End Prospects at Lewis Central

March 27, 2020

Written by Rob Howe

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The water consumed by members of the Council Bluffs Lewis Central football doesn’t contain an elixir. The Titans succeed through hard work.

Max Duggan, a four-star quarterback in the 2019 class, chose TCU ahead of an impressive list of suitors. In ’20, four-star defensive lineman Logan Jones signed with Iowa and then played in the prestigious All-American Bowl. Four-star tight end Thomas Fidone has become one of the most heavily-pursued prospects in the ’21 cycle.

Now comes ’22 defensive tackle Hunter Deyo (6-3, 250). The sophomore already is ranked a four-star recruit by 247, which sees him as the 10th best player at his position nationally in his class and the No. 3 prospect in Iowa.

“It’s about our program and how we can get a kid like myself and just put them in weight room and teach them that nothing is given,” Deyo told HN about Lewis Central’s aptitude for producing top-flight talent. “It’s earned. Everyone tries outworking the person next to them.”

Iowa State offered Deyo a scholarship in October. The Hawkeyes saw him at camp last June and jumped in with an opportunity on Tuesday.

“I was beyond happy when coach (Kirk) Ferentz told me they offered. It means a lot to me,” Deyo said.

Assistant Levar Woods is leading the Hawkeyes’ pursuit of Deyo. He’s impressed with what he’s learned so far.

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“I like Iowa because of all the coaches and environment there,” he said.

Deyo is looking forward to visiting Iowa after the moratorium on in-person recruiting due to coronavirus concerns is lifted.

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“I just want to learn about the team’s chemistry, and how the players feel about it,” he said

Strong academics rank first on Deyo’s wish list for prospective colleges. He plans on majoring in Sports Medicine. With half of his high school career still remaining, he’ll take his time finding the right fit for him.

“I’ll probably make a decision during the summer going into my senior year or a little after that. I’m not sure yet,” he said.

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Deyo turned heads with his outstanding sophomore campaign. He totaled 45.5 tackles, including 26.5 tackles for loss (22 solo). He added 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

Here’s a look at his highlights from last fall:

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