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St. Edmond Football’s Brock Stanek Makes College Announcement

While High School Football programs generally don’t recruit, St. Edmond Head Coach Matt Dillon will tell you one of his all time best recruiting jobs was on Brock Stanek. In Coach Dillon’s first season Stanek didn’t play football he was completely invested in basketball. Dillon pitched Brock and his family on the potential he had as a football player. At that time Stanek was 6 ft 6 but only about 185 pounds, fast forward a couple years and he’s added over 60 pounds to that frame. Over the course of the next two seasons Stanek would become one of Iowa’s top lineman anchoring both sides of the line of scrimmage for St. Edmond and helping lead them to a 5-3 season his Senior year. Simply put, Brock Stanek was a major spoke in the wheel that turned St. Edmond football around under Coach Dillon along with his Senior classmates. His hard work in transforming his frame from a basketball player to a college level football player has now paid off. On Friday, Brock Stanek announced his commitment to St. Thomas University in Minnesota. St. Thomas is making the transition from D III to the FCS level of Division I. Stanek will be a part of that transition and with it may come the opportunity to play in the FCS playoffs during his college career. He chose St.Thomas over about 10 other schools and his final list included Drake and The University Of Sioux Falls. Stanek said in a text message to Rob Jones after the announcement ” I chose St. Thomas because they were the only one of those schools I can get an Engineering degree at. I also want to be a part of building a program by being the first D I class there”. Below is a segment from the “Hy-Vee Fort Dodge Coaches Corner” on Saturday in which Coach Matt Dillon and Rob Jones talked about Brock’s announcement and congratulated him and his family.


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