Preps Talk

Evanston star Nojel Eastern chooses Purdue

Evanston star Nojel Eastern chooses Purdue

Evanston senior Nojel Eastern made his college decision on Wednesday afternoon as he pledged to Purdue at a ceremony at his high school.

The 6-foot-6 Eastern is considered a four-star prospect, according to Rivals, as he's ranked as the No. 75 overall prospect in the national Class of 2017.

As a junior, Eastern averaged 14.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, four assists and two steals per game as he helped the Wildkits to a Class 4A regional title. Eastern is a two-time CSL All-Conference selection and he was third-team All-Area for CSN last season.

Over the summer, Eastern was a finalist for the USA Basketball U17 world championship team as he'll be a major factor in the Player of the Year race.

Evanston will be a state title contender in Class 4A this season thanks to Eastern and a team filled with experienced seniors.

De La Salle's Matt Byrnes participates in the seventh annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

De La Salle's Matt Byrnes participates in the seventh annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

Hey kid...no pressure.

De La Salle junior tight end Matt Byrnes (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) made his first Franklin Middle School Dodgeball tournament appearance earlier this month.

He was also the team’s lone rookie on a team that had won the charity tournament the year before. While the Meteors came up just short in retaining the title a few weeks ago, no one also enjoyed themselves over the past two years more than De La Salle.

Byrnes, who played wide receiver and tight end last fall for the Meteors and head coach Mike Boehm, checks in and recaps his latest recruiting news. He also gives us an early preview of the 2019 De La Salle Meteors.

Edgy Tim goes 1-on-1 with York Tackle Jack Wall

Edgy Tim goes 1-on-1 with York Tackle Jack Wall

York junior offensive tackle prospect Jack Wall (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) is a name that is starting to appear on a few more recruiting radar screens this offseason. 

Wall was part of a team from York Dukes team that took part in the recently held Franklin Middle School Charity Dodgeball Tournament in Wheaton. It was an event that helped raise much needed funds for several charities. 

Wall takes a few minutes to update us on his latest recruiting news; he also gives some early insight on the upcoming Dukes' 2019 season.