Anthony Standifer went from Crete-Monee to Mississippi in 2012 and was a big part of the reason why Laquon Treadwell, the 2012 Tribune Player of the Year, chose to do the same.
Now it's Treadwell's turn to play recruiter with Crete-Monee senior Nyles Morgan.
Morgan, a four-star linebacker and the No. 2-ranked recruit in Illinois according to Rivals.com, trimmed his long list of suitors to six over the weekend.
Morgan has spoken with Treadwell since Treadwell earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors by snaring nine receptions for 82 yards and two-point conversion in the Rebels' 39-35 win at Vanderbilt on Thursday night.
"I would say Quon is going to be an influence; he's a teammate I played with," Morgan said. "But I'm going to make my decision regardless of teammates and other influences."
Morgan, a first-team All-State selection by the Tribune last fall after helping the Warriors win their first state championship, said he plans to start scheduling official visits in the next week.
Following the Oak Park transfer's dominant debut at the position in Montini's 21-19 victory against Maine South on Saturday night, the Illini, the Hoosiers and the Boilermakers are likely to have plenty more competition from the Big Ten and beyond.
"I played defensive end at Oak Park, so schools like Missouri, Wisconsin, Mississippi State and Minnesota wanted to see film of my first game at linebacker," Sykes said. "Northwestern was asking about the film as well."
They're going to like what they see.
Sykes, who scored a 28 on the ACT, lined up in different spots and was all over the field in unofficially recording 11 tackles — three behind the line — and a sack.
That might be just the start of it.
"I've got a feeling this is going to mushroom," Montini coach Chris Andriano said. "He had a great game Saturday night. It reinforced to me what I've been seeing in practice. His game speed is even faster."
Visit on hold: Notre Dame running back Chris James was considering a Labor Day weekend visit to Pittsburgh before the storm that postponed the Dons' eventual 44-21 victory over Prairie Ridge from Friday to Saturday.
James, a first team All-State selection by the Tribune as a junior, said Pittsburgh, Michigan State and Tennessee are his current leaders.
He has not scheduled any official visits.