De La Salle Class of 2014 offensive tackle Jamarco Jones will announce his college choice at 1 p.m. June 27 during a press conference at the school.
Jones has narrowed his list of favorites to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
De La Salle also has another Class of 2014 D-I level offensive tackle recruit in Aaron Roberts (6-foot-6, 295 pounds). Roberts added his first BCS offer from Illinois on Saturday night at the Illini's satellite camp at Gately Stadium.
- Bio | E-mail | Recent columns
- Edgy's football blog | Camping tips you don't want to miss
- Illinois Fighting Illini
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
See more topics »
De La Salle Institute, 3434 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Marist High School, 4200 West 115th Street, Chicago, IL 60655, USA
Adlai E. Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, USA
Rich Central Campus High School, 3600 203rd Street, Olympia Fields, IL 60461, USA
Thornton Township High School, 15001 Broadway Avenue, Harvey, IL 60426, USA
Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, USA
"My mom graduated from Illinois, so I've always had a great feeling for then Illini and what they have to offer," Roberts said. "I'm very familiar with Illinois and I've made three or four separate visits already for different recruiting events.
"Illinois has been really straight with me and said they wanted to see me in camp but that they were close on an offer. The Illinois coaches after the camp said they really liked what they saw from me and wanted to offer me right away. Illinois has been with me from early on, so I definitely feel a sense of loyalty to them right now."
Nagel impressive: Marist Class of 2015 receiver Flynn Nagel also impressed the Illini enough over the weekend to earn a scholarship offer after attending a camp at Lincoln-Way East.
"I get along great with the coaches at Illinois, and head coach Tim Beckman is awesome and so is my receivers coach, Mike Bellamy. Illinois offers a great opportunity. For them to offer me this early really means something to me."
Morrissey gets Michigan State's attention: Stevenson 2014 safety Matt Morrissey added an offer last week for Michigan State, alma matter of his father, former Bears linebacker Jim Morrissey.
"It's my Dad's school, plus I've always liked Michigan State," Morrissey said. "They have a great program and a great school and I also really like and respect Coach (Mark) Dantonio.
"It's an offer that has shaken things up for me in my recruiting, no question. I was getting closer to a decision, but now I'm going to take some time and look harder at all of my options."
Morrissey also has offers from Boston College, Central Michigan, Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Speaking of Central Michigan: It dipped into Chicagoland again and landed an oral commitment last week from Rich Central 2014 linebacker Malik Fountain.
"Central Michigan has a great campus and facilities," Fountain said. "They also just made me feel wanted and recruited me pretty hard. They made it known that they have a plan for me right away."
Hunt being hunted: Thornton has plenty of recruits to watch, and 2014 defensive back Tifonte Hunt added offers last week from Illinois State and Bowling Green. Hunt, also a standout return man, is also drawing recruiting looks from Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Illinois and several in-state schools.
Offers keep coming: The recruiting process is getting more complicated for Glenbard West 2014 offensive lineman Eric Shute (6-5, 275), and that's a good thing. Shute, who was hoping to have made a decision by now, has added offers this spring, including the latest from Cincinnati and Nebraska.
"It seems once I get a pretty good handle on things, a new offer for a great school comes along," Shute said. "I'm going to slow things down a bit and look at all of my options."