DL Enoch Smith Jr./Chicago Mount Carmel - Michigan State commit. Dominant lineman for the past two seasons for the Caravan.
DL Terry Beckner Jr./East St. Louis*** - One off the top Class of 2015 recruits in the nation. Has his choice of college programs.
DL Dylan Thompson/Montini Catholic - Ohio State commit. Easily one of the most dominant defensive lineman in Illinois in 2013.
DL Steven Richardson/Chicago Mount Carmel - Minnesota commit. Tough as nails defensive tackle/nose guard type.
DL Dewayne Hendrix/OFallon - Tennessee commit. A rare athlete who was able to take over games on defense in 2013.
DL Chris Slayton/Crete-Monee - Has all the physical tools for the next level. He's down to Syracuse, Illinois, Kansas and Minnesota.
DL Charlie Ponterelli/Loyola Academy - Great point of attack defender on one of the state's top defenses in 2013.
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LB Romel Hill/Richards - Illinois State commit. Great speed instincts and a real steal for the Redbirds.
LB Nyles Morgan/Crete-Monee - Has his choice of schools. No question lived up to the hype in 2013.
LB Colton Moskal/Lake Zurich - Syracuse commit. Leader of one of the state's top defenses in 2013.
LB Nile Sykes/Montini Catholic - Had a terrific 2013 season that boosted his overall recruiting stock, a rarity these days.
LB Clifton Garrett/Plainfield South - The state's No. 1 recruit will announce his college choice on December 17th. He's down to LSU, OleMiss, Florida or Tennessee.
LB Jack Wooldridge/Naperville Central - Was a big reason that the Redhawks won a Class 8A state title in 2013.
LB Bryce Holm/Oswego - Illinois State commit. Terrific two way player who just never stops.
LB Tuf Borland/Bolingbrook*** - Just made even more progress in his overall game in 2013. Already a two-year varsity starter.
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DB Parrker Westphal/Bolingbrook - Will announce a college decision shortly. Great instincts and smarts here.
DB Greg Taylor/East St. Louis - Missouri commit. Was as effective on defense as he was on offense in 2013.
DB Julian Hylton/Lincoln-Way North - Illinois commit. Much like Greg Taylor, Hylton could of made All State at running back as well in 2013.
DB Matt Morrissey/Stevenson - Michigan State commit. Very effective two way starter and play maker for the Patriots.
DB Sean Lynch/Lake Zurich - Tough nosed kid who just made plays during his career at Lake Zurich.
DB Hayden Carlson/Glenbard West - Yale commit. Plays with smarts and a nasty streak a mile wide.
DB Jamal Baggett/OPRF - Terrific cover man who's run support was just as impressive in 2013.
DB Michael Moffat/Batavia - Defensive MVP of the Upstate 8 River and the Class 6A state champs lock down corner.
P Josh Pollack/Highland Park - Arizona commit. Pollack was a real weapon with the kick and punt all season for the Giants.
*** - Underclassmen