Crystal Lake South junior 4-star ranked offensive tackle Trevor Keegan (6-foot-6, 310 pounds) already has 16 scholarship offers along with several Power 5 schools setting its recruiting sights on Keegan this winter.
"More and more college coaches keep telling me and my coaches at school that they will be back into my school very soon," according to Keegan. "The two latest schools to show interest are Oklahoma and Florida State."
Keegan, who's early scholarship offers includes Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan State and Minnesota is also looking hard at taking spring official visits. The Class of 2019 will be the first class allowed to take spring official visits per the revised NCAA football recruiting rule changes.
'I'm looking to get out sometime soon and go see more schools in person," Keegan said. "I'm definitely looking into taking some spring official visits. I probably start to narrow everything down this spring or early summer. I want to take four official visits this spring and then save one more official visit for after my senior year."
West Aurora sophomore defensive tackle Denver Warren (6-foot-32, 285 pounds) had an eye-opening performance at the recently held US Army All American Bowl underclassmen combine.
"They had a lot of good talent at the Army combine and it was good to go against some great players from all over the country," Warren said. "I felt that I did pretty well in one on ones along with doing well in the L drill along with my vertical. I felt good about the numbers I put up. I already have a good amount of experience with camps and combines and that definitely paid off at the Army combine. I felt pretty comfortable and just went out and competed."
Warren is already holding early verbal scholarship offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Iowa State and Syracuse.
Defending Class 5A state champion Phillips will be loaded with underclassmen talent returning from last season's state title team and one of the headliners will be Wildcats 3-star ranked tight end Jahleel Billingsley (6-foot-5, 227 pounds). Billingsley, who is already touting 11 early verbal scholarship offers in hoping to make some upcoming college campus visits this winter.
"I was supposed to go to the Army combine in San Antonio but I had to cancel at the last minute," Billingsley said. "I stay in touch with a lot of the schools who have offered me so far. I'm looking to get out to visit both Minnesota and Penn State sometime soon. I don't have any dates wet for those just yet."
Bolingbrook junior running back recruit Anthony Williams Jr. (6-foot-0, 195 pounds) is now holding eight scholarship offers so far this winter and continues to see his recruiting stock on the rise this winter.
"I have offers now from Western Michigan, NIU, Arkansas State, South Dakota State, Toledo, Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Central Michigan," Williams Jr. said. "I'm also in touch with several Big Ten schools and recruiting has been going well for me overall."
Willams Jr. has also draw recent recruiting attention from a handful of new schools.
"Rutgers, Illinois, Notre Dame and also Minnesota are some of the newer schools who seem to be contacting me the most. I've been getting contact now from a lot of schools. It's been pretty exciting."