Carmel four-star ranked senior offensive tackle Sean Foster (6-foot-8, 285 pounds) on Monday decommitted from Minnesota, in part due to the firing of two Gophers assistant coaches including former offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Matt Limegrover.
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— Sean Foster (@foster__75) December 1, 2015
Foster, who said that he "has no favorites and I'm going to open it back up to everyone" quickly added two new offers from Iowa State and Ball State and Foster now has 30 scholarship offers. Foster, who also has all five official visits remaining is planning to sort out his options and is expected to begin to set some official visit dates soon.
It also looks like Evanston senior four-star ranked defensive tackle Naquan Jones (6-foot-4, 286 pounds) could go back and verbally committed to Michigan State. Jones, who committed to Michigan State back in June then had a change of heart a few weeks ago. Jones however has since backed off taking official visits to other schools including a planned visit to Ole Miss in January.
Loyola Academy junior tight end recruit Jake Marwede (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) has seen his recruiting stock take off in a big way over the past few weeks. Marwede, who played quarterback for the Ramblers up until this season has added verbal scholarship offers over the past week from Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas, Iowa State and Western Michigan.
"Recruiting has been going great," Marwede said. "I've been putting the recruiting stuff on hold during the state playoffs but I'll look to get out to see some schools in person soon. It's just been an exciting time winning a state title and now with all of the offers."
Proviso West senior athlete recruit Rhashaun Epting (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) decommitted from Western Michigan late last week.
"I decommitted from Western Michigan," Epting said. "I just felt that I never was able to see other schools and see what other options are out there for me. I just feel that I committed too early and now I'm looking into some other schools."
Epting has been in touch with the likes of Michigan State, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois.
SIU fired head coach Dale Lennon on Monday. The Salukis had been putting together a pretty impressive Class of 2016 which included four Chicagoland recruits in Lockport OL Matt Chimelewski, Minooka DL Blake Parzych, Crete-Monee WR Landon Lenoir and Joliet Catholic DL Ze'veon Furcron.
"I spoke with assistant coach Todd Auer and he said to basically not panic," according to Minooka's DL Blake Parzych. "He said that SIU hopes to have a new coach in by Christmas and for now all of the commits are safe."
Former SIU standout quarterback and current co-offensive coordinator Nick Hill was named as interim head coach on Tuesday as the Salukis have also named a search committee on Monday that will begin immediately to find a replacement for Dale Lennon.