EDGY's Recruiting: News and notes

EDGY's Recruiting: News and notes
December 3, 2013, 6:15 pm
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TJ Edwards committed to Wisconsin after originally verballing to Western Michigan. 

Lakes Community senior linebacker recruit TJ Edwards (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) decommitted from Western Michigan and recently gave the Wisconsin Badgers his verbal commitment.

"It was very hard to call the coaches at Western Michigan and tell them about my decision because I built a great relationship with them," Edwards said. "But they were very understanding of my situation. It was just a decision I had to make."

Edwards was offered by the Badgers in mid-November, made a recent unofficial visit to Madison and then made his decision the following day.

"In the end, I've always wanted to play Big Ten football. The atmosphere around campus was great when I was there and I could just tell that coach (Gary) Andersen was a genuine guy. He really wants his players to be comfortable with his coaching staff."

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Plainfield South senior linebacker Clifton Garrett (6-foot-2, 222 pounds) will make his college choice known on December 17 at an announcement ceremony that will be held at his school. Garrett has narrowed down his list of favorite schools to Florida, Ole Miss, LSU and Tennessee. Garrett made his fourth official visit to LSU two weekends ago and many feel that the Tigers remain the team to beat.

Crete-Monee senior linebacker Nyles Morgan (6-foot-1, 222 pounds) also made a weekend official visit to Florida.

"It gave them a good boost," Morgan said of his Gators official visit. "I told Coach Durkin if I saw what I liked, it was going to give me a good impression of them. I had been talking to them for a while about getting down there, but never got a chance to do so. Now that I have I am getting a good impression of them."

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Morgan also announced that he will make his college choice known at the US Army All American Bowl game in San Antonio, Texas on January 4. Morgan has made official visits to Florida, Ole Miss and Notre Dame. Morgan will visit Vanderbilt in early December and is also considering taking a fifth and final official visit to Texas A&M.

Montini Catholic senior linebacker Nile Sykes (6-foot-1, 219 pounds) will get going now on his recruiting process. Sykes earlier last week tweeted out his Top 6 list of favorites which includes Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Notre Dame, Syracuse and South Florida. Sykes will make an official visit Syracuse this weekend and then Notre Dame the following weekend.

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Downers Grove North junior tight end recruit David Edwards (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) recently visits Wisconsin and came away impressed with the Badgers.

"I came away really impressed with Wisconsin," Edwards said. "Going in, Wisconsin was potentially one of my top schools and they have a lot to offer."

Edwards on Tuesday morning added offers from both Wisconsin and Iowa. Edwards now has scholarship offers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

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St. Rita senior athlete recruit Tommy Mister (6-foot-0, 198 pounds) has been committed to Iowa State since June, yet a recent shakeup in the Cyclones coaching staff could make things a bit more interesting. Both Iowa State offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham and running backs coach Keith Pope have been fired and could those changes impact Mister's decision?

"I've got to know who the replacements are. I don't want to go into an offense I don't like. I've got no problem playing the Power-I or a zone-read offense. I don't want to be stuck in an offense that is just pass, pass, pass. I like going out and catching passes, but if I'm going to be running two or three times a game, I'm not going to be happy about that."