Byron junior three star-ranked offensive tackle recruit Tyler Elsbury (6-foot-5, 298 pounds) decided to give the Iowa Hawkeyes his verbal commitment last weekend after making an unofficial visit to Iowa City.
"It just feels like home," Elsbury told HawkeyeReport.com's Blair Sanderson. "I put all my trust into that program."
Elsbury, who had early offers from several Big Ten schools this winter, was thought to be leaning toward the Hawkeyes for some time now. Sean Considine, a former Byron player and standout safety for the Hawkeyes, is currently the defensive coordinator for Byron. He has known Elsbury for several years.
Lincoln-Way East four star-ranked athlete A.J. Henning (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) has added the Crimson Tide to his scholarship offer list. Henning is planning to make an unofficial visit to Alabama during spring break. He’ll also make stops to see Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Florida State. Henning recently announced a top 10 favorite schools list that included several Midwest programs. He made a recent visit to Northwestern and is still expecting to visit Purdue later this spring.
Plainfield North junior three star-ranked wide receiver Marcellus Moore (5-foot-8, 165 pounds) is one of the fastest high school runners in the nation. He has seen his football recruiting stock take off this winter as a growing list of scholarship offers take center stage — including schools well beyond the Midwest.
"I have SEC offers now from Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt is my latest offer," according to Moore. "I've also been hearing more and more from both Auburn and Tennessee. Oregon is another school that has been showing more interest in me. I've had some great talks with the Oregon coaches and they also want me to come out and visit them."
Just over a year ago, Curie junior Kevo Wesley (6-foot-5, 265 pounds), a three star-ranked offensive guard, was more focused on playing basketball and never considered football as a path to obtaining his college education. But after deciding to give football a try in August, Wesley has become one of the most sought-after names in the Midwest.
"It's been crazy and a blessing," Wesley said of his latest flurry of scholarship offers. "All of the attention just makes me want to work even harder."
Wesley is now holding 21 offers — very impressive given his short amount of time playing football. The offer list includes Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Arizona, Boston College and Washington State.