EDGY recruiting news and notes

EDGY recruiting news and notes
April 1, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Warren Township junior TE Caleb Reams (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) added a recent offer from Western Michigan and gave the Broncos a verbal commitment after making an unofficial visit to the school.

"Western Michigan was just amazing," Reams said. "I loved it there and I just knew it was the place for me so I committed. Western Michigan has a great family feel. PJ Fleck is also the type of coach I was looking for and it's a great fit for me."

Reams had offers from Colgate and Toledo, along with growing recruiting interest from Illinois, Indiana, NIU and several other Mid American Conference schools this early spring.

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Iowa was able to add Maroa-Forsyth OLB Jack Hockaday (6-foot-0, 205 pounds) as its second verbal commitment from the state of Illinois last Saturday.

"I have been there a few times and I liked Iowa from the beginning," Hockaday said. "Iowa was my first offer and that made a big impression. I couldn't ask for a better fit for me than Iowa."

Hockaday joins Benet Academy QB Jack Beneventi as the second Land of Lincoln recruit to pledge Iowa in the Class of 2015. Iowa currently has seven known verbal commitments so far overall in it's 2015 recruiting class.

A name to watch in recruiting circles is Plainfield North junior offensive tackle Cody Conway (6-foot-6, 280 pounds). Conway, who has offers so far from Syracuse and Central Michigan, has started to draw more and more recruiting looks.

"It's exciting to have offers now from both Syracuse and Central Michigan," according to Conway. "I've been staying in touch with Illinois, NIU and Northwestern. I also planning to get out to Illinois for the spring game and I want to get to Northwestern and NIU for a spring practice soon."

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Conway will also visit Syracuse on April 18th for the team's spring game.

Lemont junior WR Flynn Nagel (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) added a recent offer from Purdue, and admits that the Boilermakers have a lot of positives going for them in his recruiting process.

"Purdue offers a great education and I'm planning to major in engineering," he said. "Purdue has one of the top engineering programs in the country. It's a big offer."

Nagel now has scholarship offers from Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State. Miami of Ohio, NIU, Purdue and Western Michigan.