While a large majority of the Class of 2018 took full advantage of the first-ever Early Signing Period and signed a Letter of Intent, several players still remain unsigned and are awaiting the next signing period, which begins on Feb. 7, to sign up with a school.
Here are my top five uncommitted recruits in the Class of 2018, complete which schools are showing interest.
Tyrik Henderson, DB, Glenbard North. Henderson, a three-star defensive back, and Minnesota mutually decided to part ways a few weeks before the Early Signing Period, and there's no question that academics played a role. Henderson has drawn serious looks and interest from Toledo, Kent State, Marshall and Nebraska. I fully expect Henderson to make at least a handful of official visits in January before making a final college choice.
Dashawn Mallory, DL, Bolingbrook. Mallory, a three-star defensive tackle, is also dealing with academic issues and has a good chance of becoming a late academic qualifier. If Mallory can become eligible, he looks likely to pledge to Michigan State. The Spartans have been with Mallory since the spring and have been Mallory's lone leader.
I'Shawn Stewart, WR, Bolingbrook. Stewart, a three-star receiver, has interest from the likes of Toledo, Cincinnati, New Mexico and Kent State, and several Big Ten schools have also remained in touch. Expect Stewart to make at least two or three official visits over the next few weeks. He could wait until late January to make his decision.
Marquis Burks, DE, Curie. Burks is a three-star defensive end who at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds has the physical tools to play at the Power 5 level. Burks will take the out of state junior college route and will decide between Independence Community College in Iowa, Iowa Western Community College College or Arizona Western College.
Eric Mooney, QB, Huntley. Mooney, who was drawing several early FBS and FCS recruiting looks and interest as more of an "athlete," is focused on three schools, all of which have offered him as a quarterback. Mooney already made a official visit to Yale in December and has set official visits to both South Dakota and Northern Iowa.