EDGY recruiting news and notes

EDGY recruiting news and notes
January 27, 2014, 11:45 am
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De La Salle four-star ranked running back Mikale Wilbon reopened his recruiting process once Vanderbilt changed head coaches, and on Sunday night gave Nebraska his verbal commitment. Wilbon made an official visit to Nebraska back on Januury 17th and pointed towards his visit as a big factor in his choice.

"On my official visit the coaches and the players at Nebraska just talked to me very straight forward and honest," Wilbon said. "They talked about the good and the not so good. They also didn't try to persuade me to go to Nebraska. They told me to make the best decision for myself. That honesty really hit home with me. I just feel that Nebraska is a place where I can build my legacy and I can't wait to sign with Nebraska."

Speaking of Vanderbilt, defensive back Trent Sherfield made his official visit there this past weekend and reaffirmed his pre-head coaching change verbal commitment to the Commodores.

Thornton Township senior defensive back Tifonte Hunt flipped his verbal commitment from Illinois State to Northern Illinois University on Sunday. Hunt made a weekend official visit to NIU and talked about why he had a chance of heart.

"My dream has always been to play at the highest level in college possible and I can do that at NIU. NIU offers a great education and they are also a winning program with a ton of tradition. NIU has a great campus and facilities. I really like the new indoor facility and I also feel that NIU is going to be a good program for years to come."

Downers Grove North senior linebacker Vontae Diggs is also reconsidering his earlier verbal commitment to Ball State after UConn offered him a scholarship and an official visit. 

"I went to UConn this past weekend and loved it there," Diggs said. "UConn is an amazing school and everything was just top of the line. The campus is awesome and I got along great with the coaches and the players. Really it was amazing and I haven't seen anything like it."

Diggs will host coaches from both UConn and Ball State in his home this week and is expected to finalize his final college choice.

[MORE: Pre-Signing Day overview: Northwestern recruiting class]

Batavia senior All-State running back Anthony Scaccia gave Butler his verbal commitment this past weekend.

Keep an eye on Oak Lawn Richards junior wide receiver Spencer Tears. Tears, who is also playing basketball this winter for the Bulldogs, added football scholarship offers on Sunday from both Toledo and Purdue, joining Bowling Green in offers so far this winter.

Bolingbrook is another school to watch for underclassmen talent. Micah Dew-Treadwell added weekend scholarship offers from both Purdue and Indiana joining an earlier offer from Mississippi State. The Huff twins (DB Jacob and LB Julian) also added their first offer last week from Illinois State and both have drawn recruiting looks from several schools this winter. Junior defensive back Armani McNulty, along with sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland are both D1 level recruits.

Cary-Grove junior offensive linemen Trevor Ruhland is another name that could see his recruiting stock soar. Ruhland has been drawing several in school visitors this month added his latest offer from Nebraska last week.

"Nebraska offered me when the coach made an in school visit. It's huge and I'm pretty excited about the offer," Ruhland said. "Nebraska has a great tradition. They also are known for developing a ton of offensive linemen and sending them to the NFL. I also know that Nebraska gets huge fan support."

Ruhland now has early scholarship offers from Duke, Elon, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, NIU and Northwestern.