Evanston senior QB Chris Little (6-foot-2, 194 yards) gave Wyoming his verbal commitment back in early November. Little, however, is uncertain of his status with the Cowboys as then Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen and staff were fired after the season.
"I was verbally committed to Wyoming," Little said. "Wyoming offered me during the season, and after I made an unofficial visit in early November I committed. Once the coaches were fired at Wyoming I was basically up in the air with everything. I'm hoping to hear back from the new Wyoming coaches but I haven't heard a word yet."
Little passed for 1,535 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 games for the Wildkits in 2013.
Wheaton North and Northwestern verbal commit QB Clayton Thorson (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) made the most of his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl experience as Thorson was named as one of the game's MVP. Thorson completed 16 of 26 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns for the East squad. Thorson also needed to be "stuck" in California this week as his flight home was cancelled. Thorson is staying the remainder of the week with his older brother. Thorson was also able to take in the National Championship game on Monday night at the Rose Bowl.
Another standout over the holidays was Providence Catholic junior wide receiver Miles Boykin (6-foot-5, 205 pounds), who was named as one of the standout performers at the Under Armour All-American Bowl combine held in the Orlando, Florida area last week.
"The Under Armour combine was an awesome experience. It was just a really well run event, and the overall vibe was great. The talent level was really, really strong. They had great players all over the field. I also liked that the overall numbers seemed pretty small and that everyone was able to get a lot of work in. I felt I did decent. I didn't run as well as I wanted and my testing overall wasn't great and I know I can do better. The feedback from the coaches was good. Also the gear we received from Under Armour was amazing."
Boykin, who has offers so far from Illinois, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Toledo, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan and Wisconsin plans to visit Illinois and Michigan State soon. Boykin said he is also planning a spring break unofficial visit to Oregon.
Downers Grove North senior linebacker Vontae Diggs (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) gave Ball State his verbal commitment. Diggs, who earlier this summer backed off of a verbal commitment to Toledo talked about why he decided to pledge to the Cardinals.
"Toledo to me just never felt like home," Diggs said. "It's that factor that really stuck out to me, and that's why I backed off my earlier commitment. I love the coaches at Toledo and it's a great program, but I just never felt as comfortable like I do with Ball State. Ball State has a lot to offer and it just feels like it's the best fit for me."