This week’s football camp is an
outstanding way for some of these in-state guys looking for offers to earn their
stripes in front of the coaches of Iowa State. Matt Bentler came closer to that
yesterday. Bentler, a 6’5, 280 pound lineman out of Assumption HS in Davenport worked a lot one
on one with Barney Cotton, and he also worked closely with CN’s own Luke Vander
Here’s Vander Sanden’s scouting
report on Matt Bentler.
“He was there for a day and based
on what I saw he was the best kid there. He has great feet for an offensive
lineman. He’s probably already at 270 and he’s a high school kid going into his
senior year. In the ladder drills that we do with Coach Cotton, he breezed
through those and with the agility drills, he breezed through those. For as far
as his technique, I was pretty impressed with him just being a high school kid.
He must be coached well from his high school coach’s technique wise. He’s a
What did the coaches
“The only coach that I talked to
was Coach Cotton. He obviously thinks that he can develop into a Big 12 lineman.
He seems like a relentless type of guy. I wouldn’t compare him to Scott
Stephenson but he’s solid. I know that Stanford has offered him. Coach basically
said the he’s a good looking kid and it’d be nice to have him in the next
“I never really talked one on one
with him but he has a solid work ethic. He obviously has a ways to go as far as
developing into a bad ass but I know that Coach Cotton had him the whole day he
was here in his drills. Obviously he was really working hard with him and
looking at him hard.”
Expect more scouting reports from
Luke Vander Sanden and Jack Whitver this week as they will be working one on one
with all of the recruits.