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  1. ESPN 300 commit sticking with Kansas

    Jared Shanker

    An official visit just before signing day had Charlie Weis sweating, but he can now rejoice as he will hold on to one of the highest-rated commitments of his Kansas tenure. Linebacker Kyron Watson (East St. Louis, Ill./East St. Louis), No. 136 in ...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  2. Thompson has attention of Big Ten

    Jared Shanker

    Detroit Martin Luther King coaches made it known back in January to be on the lookout for Tyriq Thompson. Colleges heeded their advice, and now Thompson has two offers and a spot in the 2015 ESPN Junior 300. Wisconsin is the latest program to offe...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  3. '15 Glover-Williams projects as playmaker

    Jared Shanker

    Most colleges are not completely sure which position Eric Glover-Williams will play at the next level, but they plan to use him the same way his Canton (Ohio) McKinley coaches will in 2013. Glover-Williams will have the ball in his hands early and of...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. Four-star LB holds off on naming leaders

    Jared Shanker

    As a freshman, Nile Sykes (Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic) played a little bit of linebacker. He has not played the position since, though, moving to defensive end as a sophomore and junior. Except colleges want the 6-foot-2, 219-pound Sykes to pl...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  5. RB Domer feels at home at Illinois

    Jared Shanker

    When Matt Domer (Chicago/Mount Carmel) visited Illinois during the winter and spring, it was mostly to just see the school. His two-day visit to the Illini this week was to see whether he could envision himself being at the school the next four years...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  6. Rutgers lands ESPN 300 WR Jennings

    Jared Shanker

    Myles Nash did not believe him at first. He thought his old teammate might be messing with him. "He was like, 'For real?' " Adonis Jennings (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek) said. Jennings, an ESPN 300 receiver, was telling Nash, now a Rutgers linebac...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  7. ESPN 300 WR Jennings talks top group

    Jared Shanker

    Adonis Jennings (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek) named a top eight this week, and he is spending three days on the campus of one of those teams through Wednesday. The ESPN 300 receiver has Rutgers in his top eight, and he arrived in Piscataway for the S...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  8. Michigan schools impressing DT Taylor

    Jared Shanker

    Southwest Ohio has been good to Michigan in the past, and one of Cincinnati's top 2015 prospects was on campus Monday. Cincinnati Moeller defensive tackle Elijah Taylor took a trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., for Michigan's first camp of the summer. Alth...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  9. Camps could bring more offers for Nagel

    Jared Shanker

    The first camp of the summer for 2015 receiver Flynn Nagel (Chicago/Marist) ended with an offer. He has at least four more camps in the month of June, so he hopes finishes the month with four more scholarships. Nagel's first stop was at nearby Ill...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  10. Foster visiting a favorite this weekend

    Jared Shanker

    CINCINNATI -- With all the defensive talent at Cincinnati's Winton Woods High School, it is easy for a player to get lost in the shuffle. Jerrell Foster is just beginning to break out of the crowd. The 2014 cornerback picked up his third offer rec...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. Crushing hits are 2015 LB Hilliard's game

    Jared Shanker

    Justin Hilliard sees the ball and runs to it. Then he delivers a crushing blow. That is the consensus on the 2015 Cincinnati St. Xavier linebacker who already holds 20 offers. "Off the field, he's nonchalant," says his older brother C.J, who ha...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  12. FSU, USC offers shake up TE Izzo's plans

    Jared Shanker

    Just as Ryan Izzo (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII) was ready to trim his list to just a handful of schools, his world was turned upside down Wednesday -- twice. Florida State offered the 6-foot-6, 215-pound tight end in the morning, and then the USC...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  13. East St. Louis has top 2014, 2015 prospects

    Jared Shanker

    East St. Louis (Ill.) High has a long history of producing BCS-level products, and the 2014 and 2015 classes are loaded. ESPN 150 linebacker Kyron Watson (Kansas) and safety Gregory Taylor (Missouri) are already committed, but there is still a lot...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  14. Recruiting pitches: Big Ten

    Jared Shanker

    Inspired by Florida's "#ComePlayWRFortheJoker" campaign">Florida's "#ComePlayWRFortheJoker" campaign, our recruiting writers looked at other ways schools can sell themselves on the trail. Here's a look at recruiting pitches for the Big Ten: Illino...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  15. Illini offers, lands 2014 QB Crouch

    Jared Shanker

    It did not take long for Illinois to land its quarterback of the 2014 class. Signal-caller Chayce Crouch (Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic) threw for Illinois quarterbacks coach Bill Cubit on Wednesday, and a offer followed almost immediately. It took...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  16. Offer helps Penn State in chase for ATH

    Jared Shanker

    With time running out, Penn State was not going to hang around any longer. Galion (Ohio) High School athlete Dareian Watkins is set to make his decision sometime in May, and Penn State was the only finalist yet to offer the 6-foot-1, 195-pound pro...

    Blog | April 11, 2013