Marist junior three-star ranked offensive tackle Pat Coogan (6-foot-5, 295 pounds) added an offer from Notre Dame last week. Since then, Coogan has picked up new offers from Ohio State, Oklahoma and LSU all within a week's time frame.
"It feels amazing," Coogan said. "I never could have imagined I would get offers from three out of four CFB playoff teams. It's been a wild week."
Coogan admitted that the offer from Notre Dame is special.
"It's a big one for sure," Coogan said. "It's an offer I wanted for a long time now. I've been a Notre Dame fan my whole life, and when they offered me, it was a surreal moment."
Batavia (IL) junior inside linebacker recruit Matt "Mojo" Weerts (6-foot-2, 217 pounds) added his latest scholarship offer on Monday from the University of Arizona.
"I'm really excited and pumped about getting an offer from Arizona," Weerts said. "Coach (Evan) DeVan from Arizona recruited my brother when he was coaching at Ball State, so I know him already, and Arizona is a great school and program."
"I know that Arizona plays in the PAC 12 conference, which is one of the top conferences in the nation. I also know that Arizona offers great academics, and I'm just proud to add an offer from the Wildcats. I have family that lives in Phoenix, and I'm hoping that I'll get a chance to visit Arizona later this spring or this summer."
Fremd junior offensive guard recruit Jack Walsh (6-foot-3, 290 pounds) had a good week, too.
"It was great to get all of those offers over the past week," Walsh said. "I was able to add offers from Missouri State, Illinois State, SIU, EIU and also South Dakota, plus Southeast Missouri State."
Walsh has also drawn increased recruiting attention from several schools.
"Besides the schools who have offered me, I've also been in contact with the coaches from NIU, Ball State, Purdue, Wyoming and also Kent State. The coaches want me to stay in touch with them, and, hopefully, we will be able to get out to make some college visits sometime soon."
Hersey junior offensive guard recruit Ryan Gudaitis (6-foot-4, 255 pounds) recently added his first two scholarship offers when both Illinois State and Southern Illinois decided to extend him a scholarship offer.
"I was able to add my first two offers from Illinois State and Southern Illinois," Gudaitis said. "I was hoping that I would eventually draw some scholarship offers but getting them this early is really a nice surprise."
Gudaitis, who is a three sport athlete at Hersey (football, basketball and baseball), has also seen more recruiting interest early this spring.
"I've also been hearing from several other schools, including South Dakota, NIU, North Dakota, EIU, plus some of the Minnesota D2 schools like Winona State and Minnesota Duluth. I was able to make a junior day visit to NIU back in February, and that went well, but it was my only visit for now. I was also planning to visit ISU later this spring, but that's been cancelled."