Noah Abbott and Darien Porter receive Division I interest

Bettendorf star receivers Noah Abbott and Darien Porter visited Jack Trice Stadium over the weekend. On their visit, the duo saw Iowa State defeat the highly favored West Virginia football team.

Their visit consisted of meeting with coaches, eating at a dining hall, watching Iowa State warm up on the field before the game, and storming the field after the game.

Having committed to Iowa State to play for its football program, Porter knows the college recruitment process well and has been helping Abbott with his own recruitment.

“He is a very hard worker. He does not say a whole lot, but works hard for his team. Noah worked hard in the off season to gain weight and muscle. Both his blocks and catches make the team better in the game,” Porter said.

Abbott has received special interest from the Iowa State program as well.

“Being noticed feels really good. My whole life I have wanted to play Division I football, and Iowa State has always been my favorite team,” Abbott said.

Porter and Abbott have worked hard throughout their athletic careers in order to receive NCAA Division I recognition.

“Both Porter and Abbott demonstrate hard work on a daily basis and are extremely committed to the team. College programs look at which players put the team first and that is what Darien and Noah do,” coach Phil Schaefer said.

While the Bulldog athletes are planning their futures with Iowa State, their short-term goal is simpler: help the team win a state championship.


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