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National Signing Day: Local recruits

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National Signing Day: Local recruits

Updated at 5:44 p.m.

List compiled by YourSeason.com
Air Force: AJ Bilyeu, QB, Bartlett; Carl Miller, LB, Stevenson; Jimmy Pelnarsh, DL, Morris; Dion Starnes, DB, BremenArmy: Lance Baggett, LB, Chicago Academy; Evan Finnane, DL, St. EdwardAugustana: Austin Lewis, DL, BataviaBall State: DaeShaun Hurley, DB, JulianButler: Malcolm Weaver, QB, Loyola; Zach Wolfe, TE, LockportCarthage: Stewart Cunningham, LB, De La SalleCentral Michigan: Ron Coluzzi, K Naperville North; Brandon Greer, DB, Mount Carmel; Lance Sanders, DL, Leo; Martez Walker, RB, Brother RiceCentral Missouri State: Diaron Rhodes, DB, Bolingbrook; Tevin Teamer, DB, BolingbrookConcordia (Minn.): Mike Marks, DL, Naperville NorthCornell: Brent Jones, DL, Naperville North; Ben Rogers, WR, GenevaDartmouth: Will McNamara, LB, St. RitaDavidson: Tyler Hickey, WR, GenevaDayton: Robert Delaney, OL, Loyola; Michael Scott Jr., DL, LoyolaDrake: Al Hern, OL, Lincoln-Way East; Kaz Zyks, DB, JacobsEastern Illinois: Jim Lowery, OL, Montini; Ryan Meyer, DB, Marist; Anthony Taylor, WR, MontiniEastern Michigan: Cole Gardner, TE, Batavia; Jake Hurcombe, OL, Stevenson; Pat OConnor, DL, St. RitaFlorida: Antonio Morrison, LB, BolingbrookGrand Valley State: Mike Parker, DE, LibertyvilleHarvard: Matt Koran, LB, Joliet WestIllinois: Rob Bain, OL, Bolingbrook; BJ Bello, DB, Lincoln-Way West; Jason Robertson, WR, Lincoln-Way East; Vontrell Williams, DL, Mount CarmelIllinois State: Andre Allen, LB, Bolingbrook; CJ Irvin, OL, Manteno; Dan Pawlak, OL, Lakes; Blake Winkler, QB, Lincoln-Way EastIllinois Wesleyan: Sam Styler, DB, LibertyvilleIndiana: Tevin Coleman, RB, Oak Forest; Dan Feeney, OL, SandburgIndiana State: Nick Dachota, OL, St. Rita; Alec Lyons, DL, Batavia; Joel Magrum, DL, Lincoln-Way East; Tyler Mellecker, K, Waubonsie Valley; Robert Tonyan, QB, McHenry; Phillip Wilson, DB, BolingbrookIowa: Faith Ekakitie, DL, Lake Forest Academy; Maurice Fleming, DB, Curie; Jaleel Johnson, DL, Montini; Ryan Ward, OL, ProvidenceIowa Western: Matt Solner, DL, Lincoln-Way EastMcKendree: Jeruel Taylor, RB, Marian CatholicMiami (Ohio): Ryan Callen, OL, Hinsdale CentralMinnesota: Jack Lynn, LB, Lake ZurichMinnesota State: Nick Pieruccini, QB, Notre Dame; Alec Vesper, DL, MinookaNavy: David Reisner, K, South ElginNebraska: Jordan Westerkamp, WR, MontiniNew Mexico: Anthony Messina, LB, Addison TrailNorth Central: Noel Gaspari, QB, BataviaNorth Dakota: Ryan Bartels, QB, Sycamore; Kevin Bayer, RB, Lincoln-Way East; Luke Mathewson, TEDE, LibertyvilleNorth Dakota State: Dee Gray, WR. Waubonsie ValleyNorthern Illinois: Brian Canoy, DL, St. Patrick; Ladell Fleming, LB, Julian; Conner Gavin, DB, Notre Dame; Michael Ippolito, DL, Neuqua Valley; Mario Jones, DL, Hubbard; Desroy Maxwell, TE, Amundsen; Perez Ford, RB, Romeoville; Scott Taylor, OL, Marian Central; Matt Williams, QB, GenevaNorthern Michigan: Evan Bishop, LB, Jacobs; Anthony Harris, DL, BolingbrookNotre Dame: Scott Daly, C, Downers SouthNorthwestern: Joseph Jones, DB, Plano; Malin Jones, RB, Joliet Catholic; Troy Sheppard, DB, Providence; Dan Vitale, RB, Wheaton Warrenville SouthNorthwest Missouri State: Josh Falk, DE, Joliet CatholicOhio State: Tommy Schutt, DL, Glenbard WestOklahoma: David Smith, RB, BremenRipon: Chris Weaver, OL, Waubonsie ValleyRobert Morris: Matt Frolik, DE, Joliet Catholic; Dillon Sandberg, OL, Libertyville; Tyler Starke, RB, Lincoln-Way EastSaint Francis: Nick Collofello, DL, Joliet Catholic; Mike Passo, LB, Joliet CatholicSaint Josephs (Ind.): Greg Gordon, DL, Bolingbrook; Brandon Wright, WR, De La SalleSaint Olaf: Griffin Baumeister, OL, LoyolaSaint Xavier: Nick Cemeno, DL, Providence; Jake Jankowski, OL, Joliet CatholicSouth Dakota State: Charles Elmore, DB, St. Rita; Mitch Vejvoda, TE, ProvidenceSoutheast Missouri State: Jon Slania, OL, South ElginSouthern Illinois: Leonard Garron, LB, Evanston; Maciej Kozlowksi, OL, Jacobs; David Meyerhoff, OL, Naperville North; Shawn Mitchell, WR, Rich Central; Billy Reed, WR, Lockport; Ryan West, QB, OswegoStanford: Johnny Caspers, OL, Glenbard WestToledo: Phillip Martin, DL, Kenwood; Chase Murdock, LB, Barrington; Paul Perschon, OL, ConantTulsa: Sam Retzky, K, Notre DameWestern Illinois: Tristan Humbles, DE, Notre Dame; Kyle Krull, LB, Lemont; Chris Lisenby, TE, De La Salle; Mike Love, OL, Andrew; Scott Simpson, TE, Neuqua Valley; Brad Uher, LB, LemontWestern Michigan: Charles Barth, OL, Providence; Mikhail Dubose, DL, Hubbard; Anthony Maddie, QB, Aurora Christian; Nick Roach, OL, Mount CarmelWinona State: Collin Corcoran, LB, Prairie Ridge; Jordan Kos, RB, Carmel; Nic Margiotta, TE, Prairie Ridge; Mike Partyka, LB, Bartlett; Paul Preston, RB, Maine SouthWisconsin: Dan Voltz, OL, BarringtonWisconsin-Platteville: Jimmy Delaney, DB, Waubonsie Valley; Tony Leon, WR, Naperville North; Zack McCabe, DL, Waubonsie Valley; Zach Steele, DL, Waubonsie Valley; Tommy Wooten, LB, Waubonsie Valley

Jalen Rose: Fab Five beef squashed with Michigan hiring Juwan Howard

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Jalen Rose: Fab Five beef squashed with Michigan hiring Juwan Howard

The Michigan Wolverines are hiring former Fab Five star Juwan Howard as the head coach of their basketball team. Aside from being a part of that prolific college basketball team, Howard is a two-time NBA champion with the LeBron James-led Miami Heat.

And he is a former local basketball hoops star at Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where we was named an All-American in 1991.

But the Fab Five have not been on the best of terms over the years, particularly current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose and Chris Webber. With Howard back in Ann Arbor, all beefs are officially over.

“It squashes any drama or any beef because we’re not going to bring that to Ann Arbor’s campus with Juwan Howard as our head coach," Rose told Mike Greenberg when asked about the beef Thursday morning on ESPN's Get Up. "The one thing that we both know is his success turning around the University of Michigan is first and foremost about him and about the players that he’s going to influence. Then it’s about us being there to support him, not being drama, not being splintered, not giving any indication of dysfunction.

"We’re going to move as a family and we’re going to do what we can to build on what John Beilein has established in Ann Arbor.”

Rose reiterated this point later in the day during a segment with fellow Michigan alum Adam Schefter.

Let's wait and see if Howard brings winning ways to Michigan to make this honeymoon period last, otherwise it could be back to business as usual.

Also, does Chris Webber feel the same way? Has Rose already talked to Webber to clear the air? Or is Rose just saying it's over on his side in the hopes Webber follows suit?

Both Webber and Rose made it clear that Howard was their preferred candidate, so they seem to be on the same page.

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Porter Moser announces he's staying at Loyola

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Porter Moser announces he's staying at Loyola

Porter Morter isn't going anywhere.

After reports circulated that St. John's offered him a long-term contract worth north of $2 million per year, the 50-year-old head coach has decided instead to stay at Loyola. He's led the Ramblers to three 20-win seasons in the past five years, and guided the program in 2018 to their first Final Four appearance since 1963 — a span of 55 years.

Moser released this statement on his Twitter account on Tuesday:


Dear Rambler Nation,

I know there have been a lot of things swirling out there the past few days. Because I have coached and coached with some amazing young men, and because I have had the support of the University, friends, family, and the loyal Loyola fans; opportunities have arisen. I know that is part of the business, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm humbled, grateful, and grounded with what comes my way.

People in business say I'm crazy for passing up opportunities and the money. But what they don't know is the amazing young men I coach and the culture we have built. What they don't know are the amazing young men who are committed to come to Loyola and wear the Maroon and Gold. What they don't know are the people and friends that make up the Loyola community. And what they don't know is what makes me tick.

So what I do say to Rambler nation is ... let's keep building this culture and making a difference. Let's keep chasing championships. Let's do things better than we have ever done before.

With that said ... I'M ALL IN!