Crystal Lake Central 2018 OL Wyatt Blake pledges to Northwestern

Crystal Lake Central 2018 OL Wyatt Blake pledges to Northwestern

Crystal Lake Central three star ranked offensive guard Wyatt Blake (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) made his college decision public today. Blake gave Northwestern his verbal commitment at a press conference in the school's library. He had narrowed down his list of favorites to the Wildcats and Minnesota before naming Northwestern as his school of choice.

"It was everything," Blake said when asked why he pledged to Northwestern. "I knew that I wanted to play for Northwestern and I was ready (to commit)."

Blake is now the seventh overall verbal commitment and the fifth known in state commitment to the Wildcats Class of 2018. Blake joins Lincoln-Way East defensive end Devin O'Rourke, Libertyville three star ranked offensive linemen Charlie Schmidt, New Trier three star ranked tight end Brian Kaiser and Dunlap three star ranked tight end Charlie Mangieri as part of the Wildcats in-state class.

Blake pointed toward a recent recruit overnight on campus unofficial visit as a big factor in making his decision. 

"My overnight visits was a big factor in my decision. I knew after that weekend that I was ready to commit. I was able to get a better feel for the school, the coaches and the team and I was able to get answers for all of my questions."

Glenbard North's Tyrik Henderson goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Glenbard North's Tyrik Henderson goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

It's been a good winter for Glenbard North junior three-star ranked defensive back Tyrik Henderson (5-foot-10, 165 pounds). Henderson, who added his latest offer on Saturday from Minnesota, has continued to pile up multiple scholarship offers at an impressive rate heading into the all important spring evaluation period. 

Henderson, who also has been playing travel 7-on-7 this winter for Boom Midwest, is a fierce competitor took time from his busy schedule to take part in the annual Dodgeball Madness charity tournament along with some of his Glenbard North teammates. Henderson fills us in on some of his recent offers along with some recent college visit.

I caught up with Tyrik Henderson at the Fifth Annual Franklin Dodgeball Madness Tournament at Franklink Middle School in Wheaton. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Watch the following video above.

Lake Park's Gino Romano goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Lake Park's Gino Romano goes 1-on-1 with Edgy Tim

Everyone who took part in the recently-held fifth annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Madness charity tournament played for various charitable reasons. The Lake Park Lancers football team chose to honor a person who embodied the true meaning of service and sacrifice.

Lake Park junior linebacker Gino Romano took a few minutes to explain why they decided to play in honor of fallen Bloomingdale police officer Raymond Murrel, the first ever officer who died in the line of duty for the village.

Romano also discussed the Lancers’ offseason and the team’s overall preparation for the upcoming 2017 football slate.

I caught up with Romano at the tournament in Wheaton. Proceeds benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Watch the following video above.