Rich Central junior defensive back Mehki Miller (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) gave Miami of Ohio his verbal commitment earlier this week.
"Miami (of Ohio) offered me a few months ago and I've been very interested in them for awhile now," Miller said. "I just felt that Miami is the best place for me and that they can get me to where I want to go. I talked it over with my family and my coaches and gave them my commitment."
Miller joins Simeon quarterback Alante Brown and Nazareth Academy defensive back Devin Blakley as pledges in the Miami Redhawks growing Class of 2019.
Lake Forest sophomore defensive linemen Rylie Mills (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) continues to add scholarship offers from across the Midwest this spring and made a recent spring practice visit to Michigan.
"I had a really good time at Michigan and it was a very good overall visit," Mills said. "I was able to visit and meet with defensive line coach Greg Mattison. Coach showed me around the facilities along with the weight room plus the new athletic training center. The weight room was huge and everything was just very impressive. They also had an academic presentation and we learned more about the importance and focus on academics at Michigan."
Mills now holds seven Big Ten offers (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern) along with offers from Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Tennessee so far this spring.
Buffalo Grove junior athlete recruit Tom Trieb (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) added his second overall scholarship offer and his first FBS level offer from Northern Illinois University last weekend after making a spring practice visit.
"I went to NIU on Saturday to watch a spring practice," Trieb said. "After the spring practice I went and talked with the NIU coaches and they offered me a scholarship. It was a great surprise for me and my family."
Trieb, who played linebacker and running back last season for the Bison also learned that he's being recruited by the Huskies staff at a new position.
"NIU said that they are offering me as a tight end. I've never played tight end before so that was a bit surprising. The NIU coaches just feel I'll be a good fit for them at tight end and I'm totally fine with it. I just want to play in college and I'll basically play anywhere the coaches want me to play."
Highland Park junior inside linebacker Thomas Motzko (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) was able to add his first two FCS level scholarship offers within an hour of each other late last week.
"It still really hasn't set in just yet," Motzko said. "Landing my first offer (South Dakota State) has been one of my biggest goals for a long time. Getting my second offer (Missouri State) less than an hour in the same day was just amazing."
Motzko has also been drawing steady recruiting attention this spring from the likes of South Dakota, North Dakota, SIU, Miami of Ohio, Western Michigan, NIU and Rutgers along with Army and Cornell.