Phillips senior three star ranked Amir Watts (6-foot-3, 260 pounds) added an in-season scholarship offer from Minnesota and was excited at the time about the Gophers.
Yet with the sudden resignation of head coach Jerry Kill due to health issues, Watts' stance on the Gophers may have changed.
"They (Minnesota) informed me Coach left and that was about it," Watts said. "I am trying to see how it plays out for now."
Watts has an official visit set to Syracuse for December 11 and is still considering taking all five allotted official visits.
"Rutgers has me set for a visit on January 22." Watts is also considering Minnesota, Kansas and Pitt for his remaining official visit.
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Carmel senior four-star ranked offensive tackle Sean Foster (6-foot-8, 285 pounds) has been committed to Minnesota since last April. So now where does Foster stand with his pledge to the Gophers post-Kill resignation?
"I'm still fully committed to the Gophers," Foster said. "I just love the coaching staff, the school and the fan base at Minnesota."
Oswego senior three star ranked quarterback Steven Frank (6-foot-4, 216 pounds) added an offer last last week from Northern Illinois University. Frank, who checked out a recent game in DeKalb with his Oswego teammate and NIU commit OL Austin Warner, talked about adding his latest offer from the Huskies.
"NIU has always had interest in me and it's exciting to get an offer from them," Frank said. "I really like the offense that NIU runs. NIU has been one of the top teams in the MAC for a long time. I also love the schedule NIU plays every year. They played Ohio State this year and they always play great teams. NIU is also really close to home and that's a positive for my family. I'm pretty interested in NIU."
Frank is focused on the Panthers' Class 8A state playoff run right now but plans to take a few official visits after the season.
"We play Huntley this week so that's my focus. I'm looking at setting up a few official visits after the season. I'm thinking about taking a visit to Florida Atlantic and now also Northern Illinois."
Oak Park-River Forest (9-1) is having a terrific season, and the Huskies defense has two names who have been seeing increased recruiting attention this season.
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OPRF senior outside linebacker Allen Stallings (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) has offers so far from Eastern Illinois, Indiana State along with a handful of Division II schools, while several bigger schools have remained is steady contact this season.
"NIU, Michigan State, Iowa State, Indiana have all stayed in touch, " Stallings said. "They all seem interested and some of those schools are starting to talk about me making official visits."
OPRF senior inside linebacker Jahmari Moore (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) also has offers from Indiana State, and much like Stallings is drawing plenty of looks.
"I'm still talking to a lot of coaches. Illinois, NIU, Iowa State, WIU plus North Dakota State, Grand Valley State and some other D-II schools are all in touch. Wyoming and Indiana have offered me official visits and they also want me to stay in touch and they call me each week."