Chicago-area talent: Five stars, little else

Chicago-area talent: Five stars, little else
February 6, 2013, 4:30 pm
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It was a good but not great year for high school football talent in the Chicago area, according to longtime recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network. Not as good as last year and probably not as good as next year; somewhere in-between, average to above-average.

One plus is the number of top 100 players produced in the city and suburbs. Five local players made the list: wide receiver Laquon Treadwell of Crete-Monee, running back Ty Isaac of Joliet Catholic, offensive tackle Ethan Pocic of Lemont, quarterback Aaron Bailey of Bolingbrook and offensive tackle Kyle Bosch of Wheaton St. Francis.

Treadwell, ranked as the No. 6 player in the nation, chose Mississippi.

Issac, the No. 10 prospect in the country, picked USC. Pocic (30) signed with LSU, Bailey (72) will attend Illinois and Bosch (89) opted for Michigan. It is the first time since 1990 that the Chicago area has landed two spots in the top 10.

[Related: Issac makes commitment to USC official]

The talent bar dipped after that, however. Only 16 other local products with Big 10 schools - and only one other was recruited by another nationally ranked program, offensive tackle Colin McGovern of Lincoln-Way West, who signed with Notre Dame.

Big 10 recruits were quarterback Matt Alviti of Maine South, offensive linemen Tyler Lancaster of Plainfield East and Blake King of Minooka and athletes Matt Harris of Lyons and Tom Fuessel of Lincoln-Way East to Northwestern; linemen Bryce Douglas of Plainfield Central and defensive back Jayden Dunlap of Crete-Monee to Illinois, quarterback Chris Streveler of Marian Central to Minnesota; defensive end Demetrius Cooper of Julian to Michigan State; offensive tackle Jack Keeler of Barrington and tight end Troy Fumagalli of Waubonsie Valley to Wisconsin; offensive tackle Colin Goebel of Naperville North and linebacker Reggie Spearman of Simeon to Iowa; defensive tackle Johnny Daniels of Foreman and defensive end Evan Panfil of Lincoln-Way Central to Purdue; and tight end Danny Friend of Morris to Indiana.

Chicago Area's Top 100 Players in Class of 2013      
       
Name, School Ht. Wt. College
Quarterbacks      
Matt Alviti, Maine South         6-0  176 Northwestern
Aaron Bailey, Bolingbrook          6-2 215 Illinois
Derrien Boone, Hales Franciscan  6-4 190 Central Michigan
Ahmad Bradshaw, Brooks        5-10  185  
Elcee Burke, Simeon               6-0 180  
Jack Milas, Rolling Meadows        6-1 195 Ball State
Devin O'Hara, Prospect             6-5 181 Western Illinois
Brian Owens, Hinsdale Central      6-2 180  
Johnny Peltz, Wheaton North      6-2 210  
Peter Pujals, Loyola               6-1 190 Holy Cross
Craig Slowik, Joliet Catholic      6-4 185  
Chris Streveler, Marian Central  6-2 190 Minnesota
       
Running Backs      
Joel Bouagnon, Aurora Christian  6-2 225 Northern Illinois
Direll Clark, Lakes                6-1 225  
Austin Guido, Waubonsie Valley    5-11  187 Western Michigan
Ty Isaac, Joliet Catholic         6-3 215 USC
Kyle Norberg, Cary-Grove       6-1 215 North Dakota
Joey Rhattigan, Neuqua Valley   6-0 200 Princeton
Devon Sanders, Robeson          5-9 180  
Patrick Sharp, Wheaton North        5-10  180 North Dakota
Omar Stover, Bolingbrook       5-11  195 Wyoming
Jamal Towns, Thornton     5-6 170 Illinois State
       
Tight Ends      
Danny Friend, Morris               6-5 240 Indiana
Troy Fumagalli, Waubonsie Valley   6-5 215 Wisconsin
John Gardner, Simeon               6-4 200 Southern Illinois
Nathan Marcus, Glenbard West     6-5 210 Vanderbilt
       
Wide Receivers      
Chad Beebe, Aurora Christian     5-9 160 Northern Illinois
Joe Borsellino, Montini          5-11  185 Western Illinois
Max Brozovich, Minooka           6-3 195  
Corey Davis, Wheaton South       6-3 195 Western Michigan
Malysha Flanders, Glenbard East   6-2 189 Mississippi State
Blake Holder, Streamwood        6-1 190 Northern Illinois
Lance Lanier, Crete-Monee       6-1 170 Western Illinois
Tim Manczko, Conant            6-3 195  
Joe Morrow, Hales Franciscan    6-1 190 San Diego State
Laquon Treadwell, Crete-Monee     6-3 198 Ole Miss
       
Offensive Linemen      
Kyle Bosch, Wheaton St. Francis  6-5 311 Michigan
Tate Briggs, Montini                6-4 280 Northern Illinois
Mason Darrow, Barrington          6-5 275 Princeton
Ki-Jana Evans, Harlan          6-3 290 Southern Illinois
Dillon Falotico, Lakes             6-6 285  
Andrew Geers, Neuqua Valley     6-7 275  
Colin Goebel, Naperville North   6-4 275 Iowa
Zachary Guritz, Hinsdale South   6-3 280 Northwestern
Jack Keeler, Barrington         6-7 285 Wisconsin
Blake King, Minooka               6-5 270 Northwestern
Mike Kupciekevicius, Richards      6-4 260 South Dakota State
Tim Lancaster, Plainfield East  6-4 264 Northwestern
Mike Langman, Naperville North    6-5 255  
Jarrid Lloyd, Benet            6-5 260 Ball State
Pat Maloney, Maine South        6-4 270 Ball State
Boston Mathews, Crystal Lake S.   6-3 250 Toledo
Tim McAuliffe, Lemont          6-2 270 Bowling Green
Colin McGovern, Lincoln-Way West  6-5 284 Notre Dame
Kendall Moore, Simeon              6-5 265 Syracuse
Austin Olsen, Lincoln-Way North   6-4 250 Southern Illinois
J.P. Quinn, Neuqua Valley    6-5 270 Central Michigan
Dan Patton, Naperville North       6-4 240  
Nick Piker, Hinsdale Central     6-4 280 Holy Cross
Ethan Pocic, Lemont                 6-7 285 LSU
Kurtis Stirneman, Marian Central    6-6 280 Wyoming
Rashad Williams, Proviso East       6-6 260  
       
Defensive Linemen      
Khairi Bailey, Morgan Park       6-3 240 Western Michigan
Josh Baldus, Palatine           6-5 250  
Fred Beaugard, Montini             6-3 250 South Dakota
Demetrius Cooper, Julian       6-5 220 Michigan State
Johnny Daniels, Foreman          6-5 250 Purdue
Bryce Douglas, Plainfield Central  6-2 315 Illinois
Ruben Dunbar, Glenbard West       6-3 235  
Dan Egan, Elk Grove               6-2 240  
Antony Greenhow, Proviso East     6-3 230 Southern Illinois
Jerome Jenkins, Thornton         6-2 280  
Chris Kantzavelos, Bartlett      6-4 245 Central Michigan
Adam Kulon, Jacobs               6-5 240 Toledo
Devante Lee, Simeon                6-6 230 Middle Tennessee
Charles Melka, Benet             6-4 230 Columbia
Evan Panfil, Lincoln-Way Central   6-5 230 Purdue
Jordan Watson, Hales Franciscan  6-5 255 San Diego State
       
Linebackers      
Caleb Bailey, Romeoville          6-1 210 Western Michigan
Brian Fordon, Providence          6-2 215 Dartmouth
Jack Fordon, Providence          6-2 222 Nebraska
Sean Folliard, Prairie Ridge     6-2 205 Northern Illinois
A.J. Goggin, Lakes                 6-3 215  
Jack Hart, Fenwick             6-1 220  
Connor O'Brien, Lemont        6-2 210 North Dakota
Jeff Perry, Morris                 6-3 218 Central Michigan
D.J. Romero, Mount Carmel        6-1 195 Illinois State
Reggie Spearman, Simeon          6-3 219 Iowa
       
Defensive Backs      
Aaron Banks, Simeon             6-3 200 Bowling Green
Jalen Banks, Thornton              5-11  190 Vanderbilt
Jesse Bobbit, Palatine           6-2 190 South Dakota State
Jayden Dunlap, Crete-Monee        6-2 190 Illinois
Brandon Mayes, Aurora Christian   5-11  170 Northern Illinois
Cole Reyes, Schaumburg         6-1 195 North Dakota
Draco Smith, Mount Carmel         5-9 190 Northern Illinois
Vince Speller, Mount Carmel        6-2 196 Eastern Illinois
Jameer Thurman, Proviso West       6-0 190 Indiana State
       
Athletes      
Tom Fuessel, Lincoln-Way East      6-3 180 Northwestern
Matt Harris, Lyons                6-0 170 Northwestern
       
Kickers      
Jake Elliot, Lyons                 5-10  160 Memphis