EDGY's recruiting notebook

EDGY's recruiting notebook
November 5, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Nazareth Academy senior defensive end Will Colmery (6-foot-5, 250 pounds) didn't take long to accept a scholarship offer from Purdue this past weekend.  Colmery, who added an offer from the Boilermakers a week earlier, gave Purdue his verbal commitment last Friday night.

"It's been pretty amazing," Colmery said. "I camped at Purdue earlier this summer and they had been staying in touch with me ever since. Purdue just feels like a good fit and I'm just very excited about my decision."

Colmery had scholarship offers from Central Michigan, Wyoming and a handful of FCS level schools before pledging to Purdue.

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Sandburg senior offensive linemen Yanni Demogerontas (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) was also an under the radar recruit, that is until Demogerontas made a weekend official visit to Oregon State and gave the Beavers and head coach Mike Riley his verbal commitment. 

"I really liked the campus the facilities and the game day experience at Oregon State," Demogerontas said. "The players are all really great guys and made me feel like a part of the team already. I liked how close the facilities are and how laid out everything is at Oregon State. Also the roster situation is good for me. They are graduating some tackles and they feel I can come in and compete right away. I still need to add more weight and size but the coaches feel I'll be able to get to 290/300 pounds in no time."

Demogerontas caught the eye of the Oregon State staff after seeing his early senior season video. Demogerontas played just thre games this season after suffering a season-ending lower-body injury.

Demogerontas had offers from Bryant, Indiana State and South Dakota.

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A name to watch from the Class of 2015 is Chicago Gordon Tech junior defensive end Raequan Williams (6-foot-6, 280 pounds). Williams made his first ever unofficial visit to Notre Dame this past weekend as the Fighting Irish hosted Navy.

"I liked it at Notre Dame. I was able to see some of the campus and the facilities along with getting to see the stadium and the locker room. Notre Dame has great tradition and overall I like the school."

Williams, who has yet to land his first scholarship offer is also drawing steady recruiting interest from the likes of Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, Indiana and Missouri so far this fall.

Cary-Grove junior offensive tackle recruit Trevor Ruhland (6-foot-5, 280 pounds) latest offer comes from the Northwestern Wildcats.

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According to Ruhland, "Northwestern offered me a week or so ago and it's a great offer. Northwestern was my first ever camp as a freshman and I have been going there ever since each summer. Northwestern has great coaches and I also like the fact that they are building a brand new facility right next to the lakefront. Northwestern is also close to home which is also a positive." 

Ruhland has early verbal scholarship offers so far from Northwestern, Illinois, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Duke.