Last weekend was arguably one of the biggest camp/recruiting weekends in the area, with the first Rivals.com camp at Maine South on Saturday and the Nike Football Training Camp at Addison Trail on Sunday.
Several top players attended at least one camp. As expected, some recruiting news came out of each camp.
"The SEC is big-boy football and they all have a crazy game-day atmosphere," Garrett said. "The past seven years an SEC team has been in the national championship game, and I want to win a national championship."
Crete-Monee junior linebacker Nyles Morgan also took part in the Rivals Camp on Saturday. He said he is open at this stage. With more than 30 offers. Morgan will attempt to narrow his list this summer or early in the fall.
Both players received invitations to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge on June 7-9 at Soldier Field. The challenge features 100 of the top prospects in the nation.
Downers South freshman on rise: Downers Grove South freshman offensive tackle Erik Swenson already has scholarship offers from Illinois and Notre Dame, and several national powers are becoming familiar with his high school.
"Just last week schools (such as) Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Iowa and some others schools have all been in so far," Swenson said. "Right now I like the Big Ten schools. My dad likes Michigan and my mom and my sister like Northwestern."
Swenson fit in well with several of top juniors Saturday and more than held his own against some of the top defensive linemen in the Midwest.
De La Salle's Jones narrows list: De La Salle junior offensive tackle Jamarco Jones on Sunday at the Nike Camp announced his top four schools: Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State. Jones said Sunday he will announce his college choice June 27 during a ceremony at De La Salle.
Golden tickets: Morgan, Mount Carmel defensive tackle Enoch Smith Jr. and Hinsdale Central center Brian Allen were awarded "Golden Tickets" on Sunday. The tickets are invitations to attend "The Opening." a Nike Top 150 elite prospect camp.
Another from the 'Brook: Bolingbrook is no stranger to developing major college prospects. The latest to emerge from coach John Ivlow's program is sophomore defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway (6-foot-4, 260 pounds), who added an offer last week from Mississippi State.
Dew-Treadway added his first offer last week from Mississippi State.
Dew-Treadway's primary focus had been basketball. But after gaining 45-50 pounds and growing a couple of inches, he has begun to attract football attention after earning some playing time last season as a backup.
"Micah in the state playoffs just killed us in practice," Ivlow said. "He's one of those kids that passes the eyeball test. I've had college coaches in my office and Micah walks in and they just say, 'Who is that kid?' When I tell them he's just a sophomore, they can't believe it."