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  1. 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
  2. LB Tranquill on 'brink' of major offers

    Jared Shanker

    No matter the camp, combine or 7-on-7 tournament, one name always among those mentioned when talking about which prospects impressed most is Drue Tranquill (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll). For several months, however, it never led to a single scholarship ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  3. Spartans, Wildcats vie for Ohio LB's verbal

    Jared Shanker

    Chris Frey Jr. (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) waited a long time for more BCS offers. Now he will not wait much longer to make a decision. Boston College, Kentucky, Michigan State and Purdue all offered over the last few days, and those are the ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Thompson alters timeline after new offers

    Jared Shanker

    Less than a month ago, Dylan Thompson (Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic) believed his recruitment would not go on much longer. He expected a few more offers and then a spring or early summer decision. Now, the talented defensive lineman will delay i...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  6. Wilbon likes what one school has to offer

    Jared Shanker

    Chicago De La Salle running back Mikale Wilbon was careful not to name a leader, but he said one team sticks out as having the best resume among his double-digit offers. "Everybody is the same but as far as resumes and what schools have to offer, ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  7. Ohio OL likes Northwestern's academics

    Jared Shanker

    Northwestern has landed an Ohio offensive lineman in its last three classes, and the Wildcats are making a run at another. Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald offered Avon Lake (Ohio) two-way lineman Ben Oxley at the beginning of February, and Fitzgeral...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  8. Tight end Ian Bunting has top three

    Jared Shanker

    A top three has emerged for tight end Ian Bunting (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central). Two of the latest programs join one of the first atop the 6-foot-6, 200-pound tight end's list. BCS bowl participants Notre Dame and Oregon are joined in Bunting'...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  9. WR Wesley finds comfort level at Illinois

    Jared Shanker

    CLEVES, Ohio -- Illinois saw something in Jauan Wesley (Harvey, Ill./Thornton) many more Big Ten programs are starting to see. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Wesley has put in strong performances at Core 6 events in Chicago and Cincinnati the last few w...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  10. Toledo tells Cason to wait; interest rising

    Jared Shanker

    The MAC is tired of getting picked on. That is what Toledo coach Matt Campbell told Timothy Cason II a few weeks ago (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston). While Campbell would like Cason in his 2014 class, he was not ready to accept Cason's commitment ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  11. Barwick adds B1G and MAC offer

    Jared Shanker

    Mike Barwick (Cincinnati/Summit Country Day) made the rounds to a few schools Saturday, and he left with two offers -- one from a school he didn't even check out. The junior defensive tackle was offered by Bowling Green early Saturday while at its...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  12. Big Ten signing day preview

    Jared Shanker

    ESPN RecruitingNation has signing day covered. Follow ESPNU's coverage, chat with analysts and get breaking news on our Signing Day Live page beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET through 7 p.m. ET. For more on what to expect on signing day, check out the Big Te...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  13. DE Panfil follows grandfather to Purdue

    Jared Shanker

    It looked for quite some time Evan Panfil (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) was going to blaze his own collegiate path at Illinois. The senior defensive end began having a change of heart when his future position coach, Keith Gilmore, left for...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  14. Purdue flips commit from Big Ten rival

    Jared Shanker

    Purdue not only added another commitment Monday, but it also came at the expense of a conference rival. Defensive end Evan Panfil (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) flipped to the Boilermakers from Illinois. The move comes in light of Keith Gil...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  15. Purdue gets defensive lineman's pledge

    Jared Shanker

    Purdue coach Darrell Hazell picked up a commitment from an offensive lineman Saturday. On Sunday, it was the defensive line's turn. As he said he likely would, defensive tackle Johnny Daniels (Chicago/Foreman) committed while on his official visit...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  16. Ohio lineman commits to Purdue

    Jared Shanker

    It is another big weekend for new Purdue coach Darrell Hazell. Offensive tackle Jason Tretter (Richfield,Ohio/Revere) committed to the Boilermakers while on an official visit to Purdue. "Purdue offered and I committed," Tretter said. "I'm a Boi...

    Blog | January 26, 2013